The Technology Education 6-12 subject examination consists of about 120 multiple-choice questions. Test-takers will receive a test booklet and a separate answer sheet. Question formats will include direct question, sentence completion, graphics, command, and scenario. Each question will contain four response options, which will be answered by bubbling in choice A, B, C, or D.
The test encompasses 14 core competencies, each with between 2 and 9 skill areas. Competencies are defined as areas of content knowledge, with skills being the behaviors that demonstrate those competencies. Each competency is also assigned a percentage representing the approximate proportion of test items in that content area on the test. Together, the competencies and skills are representative of knowledge that has been determined by content specialists to be important for beginning teachers.
Test-takers will need to demonstrate knowledge of the nature and impacts of technology; principles of drafting and design; principles of engineering design; medical technologies; agricultural and related biotechnologies; energy and power technologies; information and communication technologies; transportation technologies; manufacturing technologies; construction technologies; safety and laboratory management; technology education and professional development; standards-based instruction; and standards-based assessment.
FTCE Technology Education 6-12 Exam Practice Questions
1. The period in the 18th century when steam engines began replacing animal labor and when widespread inventions were designed to replace manual labor is called the:
A. Age of Inventions
B. Machinery Revolution
C. Industrial Revolution
D. Labor Replacement Period
2. Which is NOT an example of actual current emerging technology?
B. smog-eating cement
C. an H2O-powered vehicle
D. plastic made from pig urine
3. In mathematics, to determine each point uniquely in a plane through two numbers, one would use the:
A. deterministic system
B. Cartesian coordinate system
C. binary system
D. plot calculation system
4. In drafting and design, what projection is used as a means to represent a three-dimensional object in two dimensions?
5. Which is NOT an identified category for the Standards for Technological Literacy?
A. Technology and Society
B. Abilities for a Technological World
C. The Designed World
D. Technology Tomorrow