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Study Guide

Test Design and Test Objectives
Field 100: Adult Education: English Language Arts

Test Overview

Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 60 selected-response questions
Time 1 hour and 30 minutes (does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial)
Passing Score 240
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective
Subareas Range of Objectives Approximate Test Proportions
I Listening and Reading 1–2 50%
II Speaking and Writing 3–4 50%


Subarea I–Listening and Reading

Objective 0001: Demonstrate comprehension of a variety of informational texts.
For example:
Objective 0002: Demonstrate comprehension of a variety of literary texts.
For example:


Subarea II–Speaking and Writing

Objective 0003: Demonstrate knowledge of effective speaking and writing skills for a variety of purposes in a variety of contexts.
Objective 0004: Demonstrate knowledge of effective research and presentation skills.
For example: