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Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 116: Emotional Impairment

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
1 Understanding Students with Emotional Impairments 001–002 13%
2 Assessing Students with Emotional Impairments and Developing Individualized Programs 003–006 27%
3 Teaching Students with Emotional Impairments 007–012 40%
4 Working in the Professional Environment 013–015 20%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table above.

Sub area 1 13%, Sub area 2 27%, Sub area 3 40%, and Sub area 4 20%.

Subarea 1—Understanding Students with Emotional Impairments

Objective 001—Understand human growth, development, and learning.

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Objective 002—Understand major theories of educational psychology as they relate to emotional impairments.

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Subarea 2—Assessing Students with Emotional Impairments and Developing Individualized Programs

Objective 003—Understand types and characteristics of various assessment instruments and methods for students with emotional impairments.

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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 emotional impairments.

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Objective 005—Understand procedures for developing, implementing, monitoring, and amending Individualized Education Programs ( I E Pees ), behavioral intervention plans ( B I Pees ), and transition plans for students with emotional impairments.

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Objective 006—Understand uses of ongoing assessment in the education of students with emotional impairments.

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Subarea 3—Teaching Students with Emotional Impairments

Objective 007—Understand evidence- and research-based strategies and practices for planning and managing the learning environment for students with emotional impairments.

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Objective 008—Understand evidence- and research-based strategies and procedures for developing, implementing, and monitoring behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) for students with emotional impairments.

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Objective 009—Understand principles and methods of curriculum development and instructional planning for students with emotional impairments.

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Objective 010—Understand principles and methods for developing and individualizing instruction for students with emotional impairments.

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Objective 011—Understand evidence- and research-based strategies for developing and promoting communication and social skills for students with emotional impairments.

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Objective 012—Understand strategies and procedures for supporting life transitions of students with emotional impairments.

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Subarea 4—Working in the Professional Environment

Objective 013—Understand strategies for communicating and collaborating with students with emotional impairments and their parents/guardians to promote desired learning outcomes.

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Objective 014—Understand how to collaborate and effectively establish partnerships with other school personnel and community organizations to facilitate learning opportunities for students with emotional impairments.

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

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