This exam is designed for individuals who would like to teach learning disabled students in grades preschool through 12. You will be given two hours to complete this 120 multiple-choice question exam. The test can be broken down into five sections:
Development and Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities – 20 questions
Planning and Managing the Learning Environment – 32 questions
Instruction – 33 questions
Identification, Eligibility, and Placement – 14 questions
Foundations and Professional Responsibilities – 21 questions
Development and Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities:
Questions in this section of the exam will cover topics like typical and atypical human growth and development, the similarities and differences among students with learning disabilities, the impact of coexisting conditions and exceptionalities on students with learning disabilities, how typical cognitive functions differ in students with learning disabilities, and how particular deficits affect learning and academic skills.
Planning and Managing the Learning Environment:
This section of the exam will cover topics such as how to access and select resources for students with learning disabilities, how to integrate instructional and assistive technology into instructional planning, how to select and implement a behavior management strategy appropriate to individual students, how to establish and maintain rapport with students, and how to design and manage daily routines.
This section of the exam will cover a variety of topics including how to develop observable and measurable instructional objectives, how to develop and implement a lesson plan, how to use student responses and performance for guiding instruction and providing feedback to students, how to manage instructional variables in inclusive classrooms, and how to adapt the learning environment based on input from stakeholders.
Identification, Eligibility, and Placement:
This section will test your knowledge on a variety of topics such as the basic terminology used in assessment, procedures for the formal and informal assessment of students with learning disabilities, factors that can lead to misidentification of students with learning disabilities, and how to create and maintain assessment records.