Study Guide

Special Reading
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

*Does not include 15-minute 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. Foundations of Reading Instruction and Assessment 0001–0003 27%
II. Reading Development 0004–0007 37%
III. Reading Comprehension 0008–0009 18%
IV. Classroom Environment and Professional Learning 0010–0011 18%

Domain I–Foundations of Reading Instruction and Assessment

Competency 0001–Demonstrate knowledge of theories and foundations of literacy development.

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Competency 0002–Apply knowledge of foundations of scientifically based and evidence-based reading instruction.

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Competency 0003–Apply knowledge of foundations of reading assessment.

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Domain II–Reading Development

Competency 0004–Apply knowledge of emergent literacy skills and phonological and phonemic awareness.

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Competency 0005–Apply knowledge of phonics and word analysis.

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Competency 0006–Apply knowledge of reading fluency.

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Competency 0007–Apply knowledge of vocabulary and academic language.

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Domain III–Reading Comprehension

Competency 0008–Apply knowledge of comprehension and analysis of informational texts.

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Competency 0009–Apply knowledge of comprehension and analysis of literary texts.

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Domain IV–Classroom Environment and Professional Learning

Competency 0010–Apply knowledge of the literacy-rich classroom environment.

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Competency 0011–Apply knowledge of professional learning and leadership in literacy.

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