Study Guide

Field 012: Physical Education/Health/Safety 
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 and 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 part 1 of 2.
subareas range of competencies approximate percentage of test
selected-response
roman numeral 1 healthy growth, development, and relationships 0001–0005 12 percent
roman numeral 2 health-related physical fitness 0006–0009 17 percent
roman numeral 3 motor skills and movement activities 0010–0014 20 percent
roman numeral 4 safe living and risk reduction 0015–0019 11 percent
roman numeral 5 consumer, community, and environmental health 0020–0024 11 percent
roman numeral 6 the health and physical education program 0025–0028 14 percent
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test weighting by number of questions per subarea part 2 of 2.
subareas range of competencies approximate percentage of test
constructed-response
roman numeral 3 motor skills and movement activities 0010–0014 15 percent

 Subarea roman numeral 1–Healthy Growth, Development, and Relationships 

Competency 0001–Demonstrate knowledge of the stages and characteristics of human growth and development.

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Competency 0002–Apply knowledge of the structures, functions, and interactions of human body systems.

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Competency 0003–Analyze the importance of proper nutrition for maintaining and enhancing personal health.

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Competency 0004–Apply knowledge of concepts, principles, and strategies for maintaining mental and emotional health.

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Competency 0005–Apply knowledge of strategies and skills that support healthy communication and healthy interpersonal, social, and family relationships.

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 Subarea roman numeral 2–Health-Related Physical Fitness 

Competency 0006–Analyze principles and components of health-related physical fitness.

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Competency 0007–Apply knowledge of principles, procedures, and activities for developing cardiovascular fitness.

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Competency 0008–Apply knowledge of principles, procedures, and activities for promoting health-related muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility.

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Competency 0009–Apply knowledge of principles, strategies, and procedures for developing personal fitness and/or weight management plans.

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 Subarea roman numeral 3–Motor Skills and Movement Activities 

Competency 0010–Apply knowledge of principles and characteristics of motor development.

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Competency 0011–Apply knowledge of movement concepts and principles related to the development of rhythmic skills, locomotor movement, nonlocomotor movement, and manipulative skills.

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Competency 0012–Analyze principles and concepts of biomechanics and their applications to movement activities.

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Competency 0013–Apply knowledge of techniques, skills, activities, and safety practices for traditional and nontraditional team activities and sports.

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Competency 0014–Apply knowledge of techniques, skills, activities, and safety practices for individual, lifetime, and recreational activities and sports.

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 Subarea roman numeral 4–Safe Living and Risk Reduction 

Competency 0015–Analyze the nature, control, and prevention of illness and disease.

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Competency 0016–Apply knowledge of methods and techniques for enhancing safety, responding to emergencies, and providing first aid.

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Competency 0017–Demonstrate knowledge of human sexuality and strategies for promoting sexual and reproductive health.

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Competency 0018–Analyze the consequences of using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and strategies for avoiding and preventing their use.

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Competency 0019–Apply knowledge of principles and strategies for conflict resolution and bullying and violence prevention.

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 Subarea roman numeral 5–Consumer, Community, and Environmental Health 

Competency 0020–Apply knowledge of how to use risk-assessment, critical-thinking, goal-setting, and decision-making skills to make informed choices about health behaviors and lifestyle factors.

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Competency 0021–Apply knowledge of principles and skills for accessing, evaluating, and selecting valid information, products, and services that enhance health.

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Competency 0022–Analyze concepts, principles, and issues associated with environmental health.

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Competency 0023–Apply knowledge of the roles of community, private, and public services and agencies in supporting safe and healthy communities.

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Competency 0024–Analyze the influence of society, culture, and the media on personal, family, and community health.

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 Subarea roman numeral 6–The Health and Physical Education Program 

Competency 0025–Apply knowledge of significant concepts, issues, trends, goals, and purposes associated with planning health and physical education programs.

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Competency 0026–Apply knowledge of how to implement health and physical education instruction, including how to modify and adapt instruction to address special and diverse learning needs.

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Competency 0027–Apply knowledge of how to use health and physical education assessment strategies to foster students' physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development.

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Competency 0028–Apply knowledge of the components of a coordinated school health program, interrelationships between the components, and strategies for promoting and advocating for health and wellness.

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