Study Guide

Elementary Education Multi-Content
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
  • Mathematics and Science Subtest: 80 multiple-choice questions
  • English Language Arts and Social Studies Subtest: 80 multiple-choice questions
Time*
  • Mathematics and Science Subtest: 2 hours
  • English Language Arts and Social Studies Subtest: 2 hours
Passing Score 220 per subtest; examinees must pass both subtests

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Framework

 

Field 073: Mathematics and Science

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

Content Domains Range of Competencies Approximate Percentage of
Test Score
1 Mathematics 0001–0004 55%
2 Science 0005–0007 45%

Domain 1—Mathematics

Competency 0001–Apply knowledge of number sense and operations.

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Competency 0002–Apply knowledge of relationships and algebraic thinking.

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Competency 0003–Apply knowledge of geometry and measurement.

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Competency 0004–Apply knowledge of data analysis, statistics, and probability.

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Domain 2—Science

Competency 0005–Apply knowledge of physical science.

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Competency 0006–Apply knowledge of life science.

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Competency 0007–Apply knowledge of Earth and space science.

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Field 074: English Language Arts and Social Studies

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

Content Domains Range of Competencies Approximate Percentage of
Test Score
3 English Language Arts 0008–0011 60%
4 Social Studies 0012–0014 40%

Domain 3—English Language Arts

Competency 0008–Apply knowledge of foundations of language and literacy development.

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Competency 0009–Apply knowledge of vocabulary development and text comprehension.

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Competency 0010–Apply knowledge of comprehension, interpretation, and analysis of literary and informational texts.

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Competency 0011–Apply knowledge of processes, modes, and conventions of written and oral communication.

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Domain 4—Social Studies

Competency 0012–Apply knowledge of documents, principles, and processes of government.

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Competency 0013–Apply knowledge of historical inquiry and the history of Missouri and the United States.

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Competency 0014–Apply knowledge of economics, geography, the environment, culture, and society.

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