Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 040: Family and Consumer Sciences

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time 2 hours 30 minutes*
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Individual and Family Life 001–007 29%
II Parenting and Human Development 008–011 16%
III Individual and Family Health, Nutrition, and Wellness 012–016 23%
IV Family, Community, and Career Environments 017–020 16%
V Consumer Education and Resource Management 021–024 16%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY LIFE

Objective 001—Understand the characteristics of families.

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Objective 002—Understand the characteristics of interpersonal relationships.

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Objective 003—Understand human growth, development, and aging throughout adulthood.

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Objective 004—Understand the development of human sexuality.

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Objective 005—Understand how change affects individuals and families.

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Objective 006—Understand strategies for individuals and families experiencing change and transitions.

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Objective 007—Understand the rights and responsibilities of individuals and families toward each other.

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Subarea II—PARENTING AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Objective 008—Understand the stages, characteristics, and implications of physical, motor, cognitive, social, and emotional development in children and adolescents.

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Objective 009—Understand preparation for parenthood.

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Objective 010—Understand the roles, rewards, demands, and responsibilities of parenting.

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Objective 011—Understand the role of communication in parent-child relationships.

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Subarea III—INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY HEALTH, NUTRITION, AND WELLNESS

Objective 012—Understand factors that influence the achievement of personal wellness.

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Objective 013—Understand strategies and techniques for maintaining personal wellness.

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Objective 014—Understand the principles of nutrition.

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Objective 015—Understand the effects of nutritional choices on personal wellness.

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Objective 016—Understand individual and institutional rights and responsibilities regarding health care.

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Subarea IV—FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND CAREER ENVIRONMENTS

Objective 017—Understand the interrelatedness of family, career, and community roles and responsibilities.

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Objective 018—Understand skills developed in individual, family, community, and career roles.

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Objective 019—Understand the management of individual, family, community, and career roles and responsibilities.

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Objective 020—Understand the effect of the environment on human needs.

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Subarea V—CONSUMER EDUCATION AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Objective 021—Understand the role of the consumer in the world economy.

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Objective 022—Understand individual and family resource management skills.

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Objective 023—Understand factors affecting the management of individual and family resources.

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Objective 024—Understand responsible resource selection and consumption behaviors.

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