Test Design and
Test Framework

Field 215: Agricultural 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—Agricultural Education Programs 4 18 5 23%
Subarea 2—Agricultural Business 3 14 4 17%
Subarea 3—Plant Science and Agronomic and Horticultural Crops 3 14 3 18%
Subarea 4—Animal Science 3 14 3 18%
Subarea 5—Agricultural Mechanics 2 10 3 12%
Subarea 6—Soil and Natural Resources 2 10 2 12%
Totals 17 80 20 100%

Subarea 1—Agricultural Education Programs

Objective 0001—Understand the foundations of work and the career development process.

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Objective 0002—Apply principles for developing and implementing a comprehensive agricultural education program and organizing and managing facilities for agricultural education.

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Objective 0003—Understand how to plan, deliver, and evaluate instruction based on knowledge of the subject matter in the field of agriculture; student organizations; student, community, and industry needs; curriculum goals; and findings of educational research.

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Objective 0004—Understand the process of reading, and apply knowledge of strategies for promoting students' reading development in the agricultural education classroom.

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Subarea 2—Agricultural Business

Objective 0005—Understand agricultural business management principles and practices.

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Objective 0006—Understand agricultural business marketing principles and practices.

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Objective 0007—Understand the effects of economic factors and government policies on agriculture.

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Subarea 3—Plant Science and Agronomic and Horticultural Crops

Objective 0008—Understand anatomy, physiology, reproduction, and genetics of plants.

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Objective 0009—Understand characteristics, uses, production, and management of agronomic crops.

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Objective 0010—Understand characteristics, uses, production, and management of horticultural crops.

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Subarea 4—Animal Science

Objective 0011—Understand types, characteristics, and uses of domesticated animals.

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Objective 0012—Understand the anatomy, physiology, reproduction, and genetics of animals.

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Objective 0013—Understand principles and practices of animal production.

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Subarea 5—Agricultural Mechanics

Objective 0014—Understand the uses, principles of operation, and maintenance of agricultural machinery and technology.

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Objective 0015—Understand agricultural structures and construction processes.

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Subarea 6—Soil and Natural Resources

Objective 0016—Understand characteristics, components, and properties of soil.

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Objective 0017—Understand principles and practices of agricultural and natural resources management.

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