Study Guide

Field 002: Art 
Test Design and Framework

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The test design below describes general assessment information. The framework that follows is a detailed outline that explains the knowledge and skills that this test measures.

Test Design

Test overview, including duration of test, number of questions, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test ( C B T )
Number of Questions 80 selected-response questions, 1 constructed-response assignment
Time* 4 hours
Passing Score 240

*Does not include 15-minute  C B T  tutorial

Test Framework

pie chart of subarea weighting, as described in the table below
Test weighting by number of questions per subarea.
Subareas Range of Competencies Approximate Percentage 
of Test
Selected-Response
 roman numeral 1  Materials and Processes 0001–0004  28 percent 
 roman numeral 2  Art Elements and Design Principles 0005–0006  18 percent 
 roman numeral 3  Art and Culture 0007–0010  24 percent 
 roman numeral 4  Aesthetics, Art Criticism, and Interdisciplinary Connections 0011–0012  15 percent 
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Constructed-Response
 roman numeral 6  Pedagogical Content Knowledge 0013  15 percent 

 Subarea roman numeral 1–Materials and Processes 

Competency 0001–Apply knowledge of techniques, materials, and tools used in drawing and painting.

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Competency 0002–Apply knowledge of techniques, materials, and tools used in sculpture and ceramics.

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Competency 0003–Apply knowledge of techniques, materials, and tools used in printmaking and fiber arts.

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Competency 0004–Apply knowledge of techniques, materials, and tools used in media arts.

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 Subarea roman numeral 2–Art Elements and Design Principles 

Competency 0005–Analyze the use of the elements of art in works of art.

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Competency 0006–Analyze the use of the principles of design in works of art.

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 Subarea roman numeral 3–Art and Culture 

Competency 0007–Apply knowledge of art of prehistoric and ancient periods (e.g., Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Chinese).

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Competency 0008–Apply knowledge of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art.

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Competency 0009–Apply knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century art.

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Competency 0010–Apply knowledge of art from various cultures of Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania.

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 Subarea roman numeral 4–Aesthetics, Art Criticism, and Interdisciplinary Connections 

Competency 0011–Apply knowledge of major functions, aesthetic concepts, critical analysis, theories, and philosophies of art.

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Competency 0012–Apply knowledge of relationships between the visual arts and other arts and the relationships between the visual arts and other academic disciplines.

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 Subarea roman numeral 5–Pedagogical Content Knowledge 

Competency 0013–Analyze and interpret artworks and student work products and explain developmentally appropriate strategies to effectively address student needs.

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