Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 063: Learning Disabilities

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 minute
    (up to 2 partial-session tests may be taken in one test session—test session information is on your test's information page)s
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 Understanding Students with Learning Disabilities 001–005 22%
II Assessing Students with Learning Disabilities and Developing Individualized Programs 006–009 17%
III Teaching and Modifying Instruction and Curricula for Students with Learning Disabilities 010–019 44%
IV Working in the Professional Environment 020–023 17%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Objective 001—Understand the manifestations of learning disabilities across the age span.

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Objective 002—Understand factors that affect development and learning.

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Objective 003—Understand types and characteristics of receptive and expressive language disorders associated with learning disabilities.

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Objective 004—Understand types and characteristics of perceptual, memory, and reasoning disorders associated with learning disabilities.

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Objective 005—Understand types and characteristics of behavioral, social, and emotional disorders associated with learning disabilities.

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Subarea II—ASSESSING STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES AND DEVELOPING INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS

Objective 006—Understand types and characteristics of various assessment instruments and assessment methods.

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Objective 007—Understand procedures for conducting assessments to address the individual strengths and needs of students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 008—Understand procedures for interpreting and communicating assessment results to stakeholders.

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Objective 009—Understand procedures for developing, implementing, and amending Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs), and transition plans for students with learning disabilities.

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Subarea III—TEACHING AND MODIFYING INSTRUCTION AND CURRICULA FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Objective 010—Understand strategies for planning and managing the learning environment for students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 011—Understand principles and methods of individualizing instruction for students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 012—Understand strategies for promoting the receptive and oral expressive language skills of students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 013—Understand strategies for promoting emergent literacy skills in students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 014—Understand strategies for promoting reading skills in students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 015—Understand strategies for promoting written expression in students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 016—Understand strategies for promoting mathematical performance in students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 017—Understand strategies for promoting the social competence of students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 018—Understand strategies for developing and implementing effective behavioral interventions for students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 019—Understand strategies for promoting the functional living skills of students with learning disabilities.

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Subarea IV— WORKING IN THE PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Objective 020—Understand strategies for communicating and collaborating with students with learning disabilities and their families to help students achieve desired learning outcomes.

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Objective 021—Understand how to establish partnerships with other school personnel and community agencies to enhance learning opportunities for students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 022—Understand the historical, social, and legal foundations of education for students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 023—Understand the professional, ethical, and legal roles and responsibilities involved in the education of students with learning disabilities.

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