Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 002: English

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 Meaning and Communication 001–006 20%
II Literature and Understanding 007–014 26%
III Genre and Craft of Language 015–023 30%
IV Skills and Processes 024–030 24%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—MEANING AND COMMUNICATION

Objective 001—Understand the integrated nature of the English language arts.

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Objective 002—Understand that English is a dynamic language shaped by cultural, social, and historical influences.

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Objective 003—Understand concepts relating to the acquisition and use of language.

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Objective 004—Understand how language use reflects culture and affects meaning in all modes of communication.

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Objective 005—Understand the complementary nature of listening and speaking.

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Objective 006—Understand listening and speaking strategies used for effective communication for different purposes.

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Subarea II—LITERATURE AND UNDERSTANDING

Objective 007—Understand the distinctive features of various genres and recognize recurrent themes in all genres.

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Objective 008—Understand the variety of purposes for studying literature.

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Objective 009—Understand the historical, social, and cultural aspects of literature, including the ways in which literary works and movements both reflect and shape culture and history.

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Objective 010—Understand various aspects of North American literature, including oral, written, enacted, and visual texts that reflect major themes, characteristics, trends, works, and writers.

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Objective 011—Understand various aspects of world literature in English, exclusive of North American literature, including oral, written, enacted, and visual texts that reflect major themes, characteristics, trends, works, and writers.

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Objective 012—Understand various aspects of world literature in translation, including oral, written, enacted, and visual texts that reflect major themes, characteristics, trends, works, and writers.

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Objective 013—Understand the characteristics of literature written for children and adolescents.

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Objective 014—Understand varied critical approaches to textual analysis and criticism.

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Subarea III—GENRE AND CRAFT OF LANGUAGE

Objective 015—Understand concepts relating to the structure of language.

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Objective 016—Apply approaches to reading for literary response.

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Objective 017—Understand the forms, techniques, and stylistic requirements of writing to impart and explain information.

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Objective 018—Understand the forms, techniques, and stylistic requirements of writing for literary response and analysis.

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Objective 019—Understand the forms, techniques, and stylistic requirements of persuasive writing.

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Objective 020—Understand the forms, techniques, and stylistic requirements of writing for personal and artistic expression and social interaction.

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Objective 021—Understand the writing process.

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Objective 022—Understand processes and purposes of revising and editing written texts.

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Objective 023—Understand the active and constructive nature of viewing and visually representing information.

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Subarea IV—SKILLS AND PROCESSES

Objective 024—Apply reading strategies for the acquisition, interpretation, and application of information.

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Objective 025—Understand the use of metacognitive techniques in reading comprehension.

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Objective 026—Apply techniques of critical analysis and evaluation.

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Objective 027—Understand strategies for eliciting and using readers' responses to texts.

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Objective 028—Understand the connection between writing and learning across the curriculum.

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Objective 029—Understand the influence of the mode of representation on the content of communication.

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Objective 030—Understand techniques for the critical evaluation of information, media, and technology.

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