Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 103: Elementary Education

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 150 multiple-choice questions
Time 3 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 English Language Arts and World Languages 001–007 24%
II Social Studies 008–012 16%
III Visual and Performing Arts 013–014 10%
IV Mathematics 015–021 22%
V Science 022–026 18%
VI Health Education and Physical Education 027–028 10%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND WORLD LANGUAGES

Objective 001—Understand the major concepts, principles, and instructional practices in the acquisition and learning of languages to create opportunities for communication in a multilingual global society.

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Objective 002—Understand the foundations of emergent literacy, including the development of phonological and phonemic awareness skills.

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Objective 003—Understand the development of accurate, automatic word recognition, spelling, and fluency.

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Objective 004—Understand the development of vocabulary and reading comprehension.

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Objective 005—Understand the characteristics of narrative and expository texts in written, oral, performance, and media forms.

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Objective 006—Understand the writing process using standard conventions of English in the United States.

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Objective 007—Understand the generation and expression of ideas and information through written, oral, visual, and nonverbal communication.

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Subarea II—SOCIAL STUDIES

Objective 008—Apply historical thinking to understand the past in the local community, Michigan, and the United States.

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Objective 009—Understand the fundamental principles and concepts of geography.

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Objective 010—Understand the fundamental principles and concepts of civics and government.

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Objective 011—Understand the fundamental principles and concepts of economics.

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Objective 012—Understand inquiry processes in social studies, and concepts and skills associated with public discourse, decision making, and citizen involvement.

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Subarea III—VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Objective 013—Understand the functions, elements, principles, and styles of the arts, and artistic and creative processes and products.

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Objective 014—Understand communication about and through the arts, and developmentally appropriate arts instruction.

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Subarea IV—MATHEMATICS

Objective 015—Understand mathematical reasoning, representation, and problem solving; and the historical development of mathematics.

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Objective 016—Understand number sense and concepts of number, number theory, and number systems.

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Objective 017—Understand numerical computation and operations on numbers.

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Objective 018—Understand concepts and procedures of direct and indirect measurement.

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Objective 019—Understand concepts of Euclidean geometry.

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Objective 020—Understand concepts of algebra.

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Objective 021—Understand concepts of data analysis and probability.

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Subarea V—SCIENCE

Objective 022—Understand how new scientific knowledge is constructed, including the role of inquiry.

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Objective 023—Understand the nature of scientific knowledge and the application of analysis and reflection in science.

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Objective 024—Understand the fundamental concepts of life science.

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Objective 025—Understand the fundamental concepts of earth/space science.

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Objective 026—Understand the fundamental concepts of physical science.

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Subarea VI—HEALTH EDUCATION AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Objective 027—Understand concepts and strategies of health education.

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Objective 028—Understand concepts and strategies of physical education.

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