Special Education Core Skills (Birth to Age 21)

Test Framework Worksheet

Check this box if the course listed above covers the content described by this objective
Check this box if the course listed above covers the content described by this objective
Check this box if the course listed above covers the content described by this objective
Check this box if the course listed above covers the content described by this objective
Check this box if the course listed above covers the content described by this objective
Check this box if the course listed above covers the content described by this objective
Check this box if the course listed above covers the content described by this objective
Check this box if the course listed above covers the content described by this objective
Check this box if the course listed above covers the content described by this objective
This worksheet allows users to map the test framework to the curriculum by entering up to five courses in the course name fields, and checking the boxes if the content of the course covers the information described by the test objectives in the rows below.
Subarea Objective Number Objective Description
Subtest 1: Test Code 186
Subarea I. Professional Knowledge, Communication, and Collaboration
  • Multiple-Choice Questions: 35
  • Test Weight: 70%
0001 Understand the historical, philosophical, professional, and legal foundations of the field of special education.
0002 Understand the various characteristics and needs of students with disabilities, including factors that affect development and learning.
0003 Understand how to communicate and collaborate with others to support student development and educational progress.
Subarea II. Scientifically Based Reading Instruction
  • Multiple-Choice Questions: 15
  • Test Weight: 30%
0004 Understand the oral language foundations of literacy; the development of phonics and phonemic awareness; concepts of print; phonics and other word identification strategies; spelling; and fluency.
0005 Understand vocabulary, academic language, and reading comprehension development.
Subtest 2: Test Code 187
Subarea I. Referral, Evaluation, Planning, and Programming
  • Multiple-Choice Questions: 25
  • Test Weight: 50%
0006 Understand procedures for selecting and administering various types of assessments to address the individual needs of students with disabilities.
0007 Understand strategies and procedures for developing, implementing, and monitoring Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), behavior intervention plans, and transition plans.
Subarea II. Instructional Design, Teaching, and Ongoing Evaluation
  • Multiple-Choice Questions: 25
  • Test Weight: 50%
0008 Understand strategies and procedures for planning, managing, and modifying the learning environment for students with disabilities, including strategies for providing positive behavioral interventions and supports.
0009 Understand effective curricular planning and evidence-based instructional practices for students with disabilities.

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