Study Guide

Art
Test Design and Framework

The test design below describes general assessment 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* 2 hours
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Framework

 



Content Domain Range of Competencies Approximate Percentage of Test Score
I. Media, Techniques, and Processes 0001–0005 34%
II. Elements and Principles 0006–0007 14%
III. Aesthetics, Art Criticism, and Interdisciplinary Connections 0008–0010 18%
IV. Historical and Cultural Contexts 0011–0015 34%

Domain I–Media, Techniques, and Processes

Competency 0001–Understand media, tools, techniques, and processes used in drawing.

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Competency 0002–Understand media, tools, techniques, and processes used in painting.

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Competency 0003–Understand media, tools, techniques, and processes used in media arts.

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Competency 0004–Understand media, tools, techniques, and processes used in printmaking, fiber arts, and jewelry.

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Competency 0005–Understand media, tools, techniques, and processes used in sculpture and ceramics.

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Domain II–Elements and Principles

Competency 0006–Understand the elements of art.

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Competency 0007–Understand the principles of design.

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Domain III–Aesthetics, Art Criticism, and Interdisciplinary Connections

Competency 0008–Understand aesthetics.

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Competency 0009–Understand art criticism.

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Competency 0010–Understand connections between visual arts and connections between visual arts and other academic disciplines.

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Domain IV–Historical and Cultural Contexts

Competency 0011–Understand works of art from various cultures of Africa and the Middle East from ancient times to the present.

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Competency 0012–Understand works of art from various cultures of Asia and Oceania from ancient times to the present.

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Competency 0013–Understand works of art from various cultures of Central and South America from ancient times to the present.

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Competency 0014–Understand works of art from various cultures of Europe from ancient times to the present.

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Competency 0015–Understand works of art from various cultures of North America from ancient times to the present.

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