Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 114: Learning Disabilities

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*

*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 Test Weighting
I Understanding Students with Learning Disabilities 001–002 13%
II Assessing Students with Learning Disabilities and Developing Individualized Programs 003–006 27%
III Teaching and Promoting the Development of Students with Learning Disabilities 007–013 47%
IV Working in the Professional Environment 014–015 13%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table above.

Subarea I—UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Objective 001—Understand the educational foundations and principles in the field of learning disabilities.

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Objective 002—Understand types, characteristics, and implications of learning disabilities on the progressions of learning, communication, physical, and social-emotional skills development.

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

Objective 003—Understand various assessment instruments and assessment practices for evaluating the strengths and needs of students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 004—Understand procedures for conducting assessments and for interpreting and communicating the results of assessments to address the individual strengths and needs of students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 005—Understand procedures for developing, implementing, and amending Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and transition plans for students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 006—Understand methods and practices of managing the learning environment and individualizing instruction for students with learning disabilities.

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Subarea III—TEACHING AND PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Objective 007—Understand strategies and practices for promoting the oral language and communication skills of students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 008—Understand strategies and practices for promoting the emergent literacy skills of students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 009—Understand strategies and practices for promoting the reading skills of students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 010—Understand strategies and practices for promoting the written expression of students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 011—Understand strategies and practices for promoting the mathematical performance of students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 012—Understand strategies for promoting the social-emotional competence of students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 013—Understand strategies for developing and implementing effective behavioral interventions for students with learning disabilities.

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Subarea IV—WORKING IN THE PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Objective 014—Understand strategies for communicating and collaborating with students, their families, general education teachers, and related service providers to achieve desired learning outcomes for students with learning disabilities.

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Objective 015—Understand the professional, ethical, and legal roles and responsibilities involved in the education of students with learning disabilities.

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