PECT Study Guide

Special Education PreK–8
Test Design and Test Objectives

The test design below describes general testing information, as well as the approximate percentage of the total test score derived from each test subarea. The set of test objectives that follows is a detailed outline that explains the knowledge and skills that this test measures.

Test Design

Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Two modules
Number of Questions
  • Module 1: 45 selected-response items
  • Module 2: 45 selected-response items
Time
  • Module 1: 60 minutes
  • Module 2: 60 minutes
Examinees will also have 15 minutes for a computer-based testing tutorial.
Reference Materials Provided
for this Test
A glossary of common acronyms used in this field will be available for use during both modules. Review it now.

Module 1



Subarea Approximate Percentage of Test Range of Objectives
I. Foundations and Professional Practice 33% 0001–0002
II. Understanding Students with Disabilities 33% 0003–0004
III. Assessment and Program Planning and Implementation 33% 0005–0006

Module 2



Subarea Approximate Percentage of Test Range of Objectives
I. Inclusive Learning Environments 50% 0007–0009
II. Delivery of Specially Designed Instruction 50% 0010–0012

Test Objectives

Module 1

SUBAREA I—FOUNDATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
SUBAREA II—UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
SUBAREA III—ASSESSMENT AND PROGRAM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION

Module 2

SUBAREA I—INCLUSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
SUBAREA II—DELIVERY OF SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION