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Education and Training

Entry Level Assessment Blueprint

Specific Competencies and Skills Tested in this Assessment:


General Education and Training Technical Skills

  • Recognize organizational and planning skills to meet the needs of learners and schools
  • Identify standard-setting and curriculum development skills to meet the needs of students, employers, and communities
  • Recognize assessment skills to enhance professional practice in education and training settings
  • Locate, conduct, interpret, and share research findings to enhance professional practice


Education and Training Technical Skills

  • Display fundamental knowledge of teaching/training subject matter to plan and/or prepare effective instruction
  • Utilize instructional strategies within education and training settings to enhance learner achievement
  • Establish a positive learning climate to promote learning
  • Describe classroom organization and management skills to manage student activities


Academic Foundations

  • Apply reading skills in an education and training environment
  • Apply written communication skills in an education and training environment
  • Apply mathematical skills in an education and training environment
  • Understand and apply fundamental principles of psychology and sociology to enhance learner achievement (e.g., learning theory, motivational theory, social barriers to learning)



  • Analyze and apply knowledge of the relationships between education and society
  • Demonstrate principles of internal/external customer service
  • Apply industry quality standards and practices


Ethics and Legal Responsibilities

  • Apply ethical reasoning to a variety of workplace situations in order to make ethical decisions (e.g., external regulations, systems that fund education and training)
  • Identify ethical issues and demonstrate ethical behavior in an education and training environment
  • Interpret and explain major laws that govern learning settings



  • Recognize verbal communication skills when obtaining and conveying information to enhance learning
  • Develop and deliver formal and informal presentations using appropriate media to engage and inform audiences
  • Apply listening skills and interpret verbal and nonverbal behaviors to enhance communication with coworkers and students
  • Interpret and use tables, charts, and graphics to support written and oral communications


Information Technology Applications

  • Demonstrate word processing and presentation applications to prepare communications and support educational goals
  • Demonstrate spreadsheet and database applications to manage and communicate data and information


Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Decision Making

  • Apply problem solving and critical thinking skills in education and training settings to identify and address problems
  • Apply problem solving and critical thinking skills in education and training settings to determine root causes of problems and suggest solutions


Leadership and Teamwork

  • Exhibit leadership qualities to improve the quality of work and the work environment
  • Work effectively in a team environment to enhance professional practice


Safety, Health, and Environmental

  • Apply relevant first aid and use emergency equipment in an education and training environment
  • Anticipate, evaluate, and control risks to safety and health in an education and training environment


Employability and Career Development

  • Demonstrate employability skills related to a career in the education or training field (e.g., maintain a career portfolio)
  • Practice career development skills to advance in the education or training field


Written Assessment:

Administration Time: 2 hours 
Number of Questions: 138


Areas Covered:

General Arts and Communications Technical Skills: 14%

Education and Training Technical Skills: 17%

Academic Foundations: 9%

Systems: 10%

Ethic and Legal Responsibilities: 8%

Communications: 14%

Information Technology Applications: 4%

Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Decision Making: 4%

Leadership and Teamwork: 6%

Safety, Health, and Environmental: 6%

Employability and Career Development: 8%

Sample Questions:

The ideal environment for students in a classroom should provide a climate of

  1. fast pace
  2. free spirit
  3. collaboration
  4. social consciousness


If a customer is unhappy and unsatisfied, the employees should always _____ the customer.

  1. challenge
  2. agree with
  3. criticize
  4. listen to


Presentation programs, such as Microsoft PowerPoint®, provide a variety of templates to

  1. guide and simplify the process of designing presentation programs
  2. modify graphics and transfer file types between different software
  3. simplify the process of printing a document
  4. maintain an archival record of the presentation


In a lock-down/red-alert emergency, teachers should follow the protocols that have been designed as a safety precaution for education settings.  The protocol actions may include

  1. continuing class without interruption, acting normally if possible
  2. unlocking all exterior doors
  3. communicating using the email system
  4. keeping all students in the classroom and taking attendance


Portfolios, as a job interview tool for a teaching position, should include

  1. the best English paper written with at least a C+ grade
  2. a letter of introduction that includes participation in an award-winning band
  3. evidence of research into the teaching career field
  4. highlights of the work of others that have distinguished them in teaching

The major reason for instructional planning is to

  1. provide curriculum continuity
  2. prepare culturally diverse students
  3. have lesson plans available for a substitute teacher
  4. design student experiences that are concrete

Jill was reading about education models that focus on John Dewey and progressivism, which presume that students learn best when

  1. course content follows student interests
  2. students are in school for at least 180 days each school year
  3. teachers are strong disciplinarians
  4. parents are very involved in the educational process


What would be appropriate to include in an ethical resumé?

  1. fictional references
  2. inflated salary quotes
  3. unsubstantiated education background
  4. precise work history details


Which example illustrates ergonomic adaptive learning qualities for a student with special needs?

  1. constant room temperature
  2. uniform desk sizes
  3. adjustable classroom tables
  4. multi-tiered classroom setting


The most important and necessary attribute of any team is

  1. having similar backgrounds
  2. displaying trust in one another
  3. following parliamentary procedure
  4. insisting on unanimous agreement