Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 005: Reading

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT) and paper-based test (PBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time
  • CBT: 2 hours 30 minutes*
  • PBT: up to 4 hours 30 minutes
    (up to 2 partial-session tests may be taken in one test session—test session information is on your test's information page)
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 001–005 19%
II Genres and Craft of Literature and Language 006–009 15%
III Skills and Processes 010–014 18%
IV Instruction 015–019 18%
V Assessment 020–023 15%
VI Professional, Program, and Curriculum Development 024–027 15%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—MEANING AND COMMUNICATION

Objective 001—Understand reading as a dynamic process.

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Objective 002—Understand the integrated nature of the English language arts.

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Objective 003—Identify factors that affect students' learning.

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Objective 004—Identify factors that affect language development and reading acquisition.

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Objective 005—Identify the different uses of language.

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Subarea II— GENRES AND CRAFT OF LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

Objective 006—Understand literature and its uses in reading instruction.

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Objective 007—Identify various literary genres and their uses in reading instruction.

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Objective 008—Understand the appropriate use of mechanics and the author's craft to convey meaning.

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Objective 009—Understand methods for promoting literacy.

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Subarea III—SKILLS AND PROCESSES

Objective 010—Identify methods for creating a literate environment in the classroom.

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Objective 011—Understand the developmental nature of the language arts.

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Objective 012—Understand methods for promoting literacy as a lifelong skill.

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Objective 013—Understand a variety of reading comprehension strategies.

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Objective 014—Recognize uses of various study strategies.

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Subarea IV—INSTRUCTION

Objective 015—Identify literacy instruction theories.

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Objective 016—Understand ways to enhance students' reading comprehension.

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Objective 017—Understand ways to enhance students' oral and written communication.

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Objective 018—Understand methods for promoting vocabulary skills.

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Objective 019—Identify ways to establish a learning environment that supports the literacy development of all students.

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Subarea V—ASSESSMENT

Objective 020—Understand the principles and practices of literacy assessment.

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Objective 021—Understand the uses of various literacy assessment instruments.

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Objective 022—Identify concepts of self-assessment.

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Objective 023—Understand the appropriate uses of assessment results.

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Subarea VI—PROFESSIONAL, PROGRAM, AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Objective 024—Understand approaches to assisting students with reading difficulties.

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Objective 025—Understand professional practices related to students, families, and the community.

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Objective 026—Identify effective methods for interacting with others in the learning community.

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Objective 027—Understand methods for promoting professional growth.

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