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

 

graph of percentages of each content domain's weight toward overall test score detailed in table below

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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