Test Design and
Test Framework

Field 219: Technology Education

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 TBD

*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—Technology and Society 3 17 4 21%
Subarea 2—Technological Design and Problem Solving 3 17 4 21%
Subarea 3—The Designed World 6 34 9 43%
Subarea 4—Pedagogy and Professional Practice 2 12 3 15%
Totals 14 80 20 100%

Subarea 1—Technology and Society

Objective 0001—Understand the core concepts of technology.

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Objective 0002—Understand the relationship between technology and society, and the history of technology.

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Objective 0003—Understand interrelationships between technologies and between technology and other fields of study.

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Subarea 2—Technological Design and Problem Solving

Objective 0004—Understand the attributes of design and the design process.

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Objective 0005—Understand how to apply the design process

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Objective 0006—Understand how to use and maintain technological products and systems.

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Subarea 3—The Designed World

Objective 0007—Understand medical, agricultural, and bio-related technologies.

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Objective 0008—Understand energy and power technologies.

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Objective 0009—Understand information and communication technologies.

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Objective 0010—Understand transportation technologies.

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Objective 0011—Understand manufacturing technologies.

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Objective 0012—Understand construction technologies.

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Subarea 4—Pedagogy and Professional Practice

Objective 0013—Understand effective pedagogical practices when planning, delivering, and assessing student learning.

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Objective 0014—Understand the process of reading, and apply knowledge of strategies for promoting students' reading development in the technology education classroom.

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