Test Design and
Test Framework

Field 207: English Language Arts

The test design below describes general test information. The framework that follows is a detailed outline that explains the knowledge and skills that this test measures.

Test Design

Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time* 3 hours, 15 minutes
Passing Score 240

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Framework



Test Subarea Number of Test Objectives Number of Scorable Items Number of Non-Scorable Items Subarea Weight as % of Total Test Score
Subarea 1—Reading Comprehension 5 22 6 28%
Subarea 2—Reading Literary and Informational Texts 4 18 4 22%
Subarea 3—Writing and Research 7 31 8 39%
Subarea 4—Speaking, Listening, and Viewing 2 9 2 11%
Totals 18 80 20 100%

Subarea 1—Reading Comprehension

Objective 0001—Apply knowledge of the nature, development, and relevancy of reading in all content areas.

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Objective 0002—Apply knowledge of the selection and use of various materials to plan reading instruction appropriate to students' knowledge and abilities.

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Objective 0003—Apply knowledge of principles, skills, and approaches for teaching and assessing word identification skills and vocabulary development, including academic-language development.

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Objective 0004—Apply knowledge of reading fluency and appropriate strategies for using oral language to help students develop reading skills.

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Objective 0005—Apply knowledge of principles, skills, and approaches for assessing students' reading comprehension.

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Subarea 2—Reading Literary and Informational Texts

Objective 0006—Apply knowledge of literature from a variety of eras, cultures, traditions, genres, and media.

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Objective 0007—Apply knowledge of literary nonfiction and other informational texts from a variety of eras, cultures, traditions, genres, and media.

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Objective 0008—Apply knowledge of principles, skills, and approaches for developing comprehension and analysis of literary texts.

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Objective 0009—Apply knowledge of principles, skills, and approaches for developing comprehension and analysis of informational texts.

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Subarea 3—Writing and Research

Objective 0010—Apply knowledge of writing processes and of principles, skills, and approaches for successfully engaging students in writing processes.

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Objective 0011—Apply knowledge of elements of effective composition and of principles, skills, and approaches for teaching students to use elements of composition effectively.

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Objective 0012—Apply knowledge of strategies for writing arguments.

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Objective 0013—Apply knowledge of strategies for writing informative and explanatory texts.

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Objective 0014—Apply knowledge of strategies for locating, analyzing, evaluating, and organizing information from multiple sources that represent multiple perspectives.

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Objective 0015—Apply knowledge of principles, skills, and approaches for writing narratives.

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Objective 0016—Apply knowledge of principles, skills, and approaches for revising, editing, proofreading, and publishing documents and for guiding students through these stages of writing processes.

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Subarea 4—Speaking, Listening, and Viewing

Objective 0017—Apply knowledge of principles and approaches for developing skills for speaking, presenting, and participating in academic discussions.

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Objective 0018—Apply knowledge of principles and approaches for developing listening and viewing skills.

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