Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 051: School Counselor

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 Student Diversity and Assessment 001–002 29%
II Comprehensive School Counseling Program 003–005 42%
III The Professional Environment 006–007 29%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—STUDENT DIVERSITY AND ASSESSMENT

Objective 001—Understand diversity and equity issues in school counseling.

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Objective 002—Understand student assessment and evaluation.

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Subarea II—COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

Objective 003—Understand the development and implementation of a developmental guidance curriculum that promotes students' academic, career, and personal/social development.

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Objective 004—Understand vocational, educational, and career development and planning.

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Objective 005—Understand responsive services including individual and group counseling and referral and crisis intervention.

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Subarea III—THE PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Objective 006—Understand school counselor leadership skills in the school setting.

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Objective 007—Understand professional roles and responsibilities of the school counselor.

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