Study Guide

Field 174: Oklahoma General Education Test 
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 (CBT)
Number of Questions 100 selected-response questions and 1 writing assignment
Time* 4 hours
Passing Score 240

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Framework

 

pie chart of subarea weighting, as described in the table below

Test Framework Subarea Chart
Subareas Range of Competencies Approximate Percentage 
of Test
Selected-Response
 roman numeral 1  Reading and Written Communication 0001–0007 38 percent 
 roman numeral 2  Mathematics 0008–0012 26 percent 
 roman numeral 3  Information Literacy and Research 0013–0015 16 percent 
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Constructed-Response
 roman numeral 4  Applied Writing Skills 0016 20 percent 

subarea roman numeral 1–Reading and Written Communication

Competency 0001–Recognize a writer's point of view and intended meaning.

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Competency 0002–Analyze the relationships between ideas in written material.

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Competency 0003–Use critical reasoning skills to evaluate written material.

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Competency 0004–Recognize the roles of purpose and audience in written material.

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Competency 0005–Recognize coherence, focus, development, and effective organization in writing.

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Competency 0006–Recognize sentences that effectively communicate intended messages.

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Competency 0007–Recognize standard conventions of formal written English usage in the United States.

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subarea roman numeral 2–Mathematics

Competency 0008–Apply critical thinking and mathematical literacy skills.

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Competency 0009–Apply quantitative reasoning and problem-solving skills.

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Competency 0010–Apply fundamental principles and concepts of algebra.

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Competency 0011–Apply fundamental principles and concepts of geometry.

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Competency 0012–Apply knowledge of statistics to analyze and interpret data.

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subarea roman numeral 3–Information Literacy and Research

Competency 0013–Apply skills, principles, and procedures associated with information literacy.

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Competency 0014–Evaluate information sources to determine their appropriateness for given uses.

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Competency 0015–Apply knowledge of research skills.

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subarea roman numeral 4–Applied Writing Skills

Competency 0016–Prepare an organized, developed composition in edited English in response to instructions regarding content, purpose, and audience.

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