Test Design and
Test Framework 

Field 299: Marriage and Family Therapy

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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 80 multiple-choice questions
Time* 3 hours
Passing Score 240

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Framework

graph of percentages of each subarea's weight toward overall test score

test subarea number of test objectives number of scorable items number of nonscorable items subarea weight as percent of total test score
subarea 1—Human Development, Learning and Diversity 2 18 4 29 percent
subarea 2—Assessment Services and Interventions 3 27 7 42 percent
subarea 3—The Professional Environment 2 19 5 29 percent
totals 7 64 16 100 percent

Subarea 1—Human Development, Learning, and Diversity

Objective 0001—Understand theories and processes of human growth, development, and learning.

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Objective 0002—Understand diversity, cultural differences, and multiculturally informed approaches.

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Subarea 2—Assessment, Services, and Interventions

Objective 0003—Understand assessment principles, practices, and tools used within academic settings.

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Objective 0004—Understand school-based systems theory and practices for working with families and others to provide comprehensive services for students and families.

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Objective 0005—Understand interventions in schools and crisis intervention in school and family environments.

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Subarea 3—The Professional Environment

Objective 0006—Understand consultative and collaborative relationships and how these relationships support students' development, learning, and well-being.

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Objective 0007—Understand legal, ethical, and social responsibility issues and professional guidelines for school marriage and family therapists.

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