Study Guide

Field 017: U.S. History/Oklahoma History/
Government/Economics 
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 U S and oklahoma history 0001–0010 44 percent
roman numeral 2 government and political science 0011–0014 23 percent
roman numeral 3 economics 0015–0017 18 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 1 U S and oklahoma history 0001–0010 15 percent

 Subarea roman numeral 1–U S. and Oklahoma History 

Competency 0001–Understand key historical terms, concepts, and major interpretations of U S history, and apply historical research skills.

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Competency 0002–Understand Native American societies before European contact, the course of European settlement in North America, and the institutions and structure of colonial societies.

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Competency 0003–Understand the principal causes and key events of the Revolutionary War and the major political, economic, and social developments related to the establishment of U S society.

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Competency 0004–Understand westward expansion and the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the United States from 1815 to 1850.

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Competency 0005–Understand the origins; key events; and major social, economic, and political consequences of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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Competency 0006–Understand the impact of industrialization on U S society and the changing role of the United States in world affairs at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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Competency 0007–Understand major political, cultural, and economic developments in the United States between 1920 and 1945 and the causes, key events, and significant effects of U S involvement in World War II.

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Competency 0008–Understand U S foreign policy and the role it has played in domestic and global developments since World War II.

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Competency 0009–Understand the economic, social, and political transformation of the United States since World War II.

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Competency 0010–Understand major political, social, and economic developments and institutions, and the key eras and events in the history of the state of Oklahoma.

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 Subarea roman numeral 2–Government and Political Science 

Competency 0011–Understand important political science concepts and apply that knowledge to analyze contemporary political issues.

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Competency 0012–Understand the principles of democratic government in the United States and compare the political and economic systems of the United States with those of other nations.

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Competency 0013–Understand the structure, organization, and operation of different levels of government in the United States.

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Competency 0014–Understand the U S election process, political participation, and the rights and responsibilities of individuals in a democratic society.

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 Subarea roman numeral 3–Economics 

Competency 0015–Understand important economic concepts, problems, goals, and theories and apply that knowledge to analyze various economic institutions and public policies.

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Competency 0016–Understand the components, structure, organization, and operation of the U S economy, and the roles of labor, business, consumers, and government in the U S economic system.

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Competency 0017–Understand the international economy and the relationships between contemporary national economies, and analyze the interdependence of industrial and developing economies.

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