About the Tests

About Test Blueprints

Test blueprints are created to provide guidance to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) during the item writing phase of test development. In addition, we believe that they can assist those instructors who did not participate in item writing (and administrators) to understand the broad content of the item bank. Items are formally allocated across a course outline in a three-step process*:

  1. CETE psychometricians send a survey starting in the summer prior to item writing and until the item bank is written. The survey asks teachers to identify competencies they deem to be most important within the course as well as the difficulty level of writing items to each competency. Survey data is used to create a suggested blueprint for review by the Ohio Department of Education program specialists and SMEs.
  2. SMEs review the blueprint as a large group before item writing for a specific EOC test. There and in small groups, SMEs review the course outline and have the ability to make changes to the blueprint with a documented rationale based on their experience and expertise.
  3. Any revisions during small group work must be approved by the larger panel of SMEs attending an item writing workshop, as well as the program specialist from the Ohio Department of Education, which is the last step and produces the final blueprint which is summarized in this document.

Test blueprints can provide high-level guidance to instructors on preparing students for testing. It is important to keep in mind that the blueprint is a tool that is used when developing the test item bank during initial item writing and test creation. As with all tests, the End-of-Course test forms are a sample of the item bank.

Interpreting the Blueprints

Test blueprints display the total number of test items SMEs planned to write to a particular outcome (as designated in the course outline created by the Ohio Department of Education Office of Career-Technical Education or by a vendor). The blueprint describes structure of the item bank which is the total pool of test items created. Final test forms of 40-items are created from the item bank.

* This newer process for producing test blueprints was implemented October 1, 2015. Item banks created prior to this date were completed under a different blueprint process and therefore we are looking backward to provide the structure of the item bank. As revisions are completed for those career fields, for example Information Technology (2017-18), the blueprint process used will be the newer model. Learn more at cete.osu.edu/expertise/assessment

Test Blueprints

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

ODE Subject Code: 010225
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills3.42
1.2Leadership and Communications3.42
1.3Business Ethics and Law3.42
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology2.56
1.6Business Literacy1.71
1.8Operations Management1.71
1.10Sales and Marketing1.71
1.12Site and Personal Safety Procedures 17.09
Strand 4. Power Systems
4.1Tool, Stationary and Mobile Equipment Maintenance9.40
4.2Equipment Operations1.71
4.11Hydraulic Systems47.01
4.12Brakes3.42
Strand 6. Environmental Science
6.8Contaminants and Pollution Control1.71
6.9Hazardous Materials and Waste Management 1.71

Energy Systems Management

ODE Subject Code: 010715
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills5.49
1.2Leadership and Communications5.49
1.3Business Ethics and Law1.10
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology2.20
1.6Business Literacy2.20
1.10Sales and Marketing1.10
1.11Principles of Business Economics3.30
1.12Site and Personal Safety Procedures 6.59
Strand 3. Biotechnology
3.8Research and Experiments 1.10
Strand 4. Power Systems
4.1Tool, Stationary and Mobile Equipment Maintenance7.69
4.2Equipment Operations3.30
Strand 5. Structural Engineering
5.1Electrical Theory8.79
5.2Structural Electrical Circuits5.49
5.3Design and Estimate6.59
5.4Surveying and Mapping3.30
5.8Water Distribution Systems5.49
Strand 6. Environmental Science
6.10Ecosystems2.20
Strand 9. Energy
9.1Energy Sources9.89
9.2Crude Oil and Natural Gas3.30
9.3Biomass4.40
9.4Solar Energy 4.40
9.5Wind Energy 6.59

Biomedical Engineering

ODE Subject Code: 072115
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 5. Bioscience Research and Development
5.6Culturing65.48
5.7Bioreactor Technologies17.86
5.8Biotechnology Research and Experiments16.67

Computer Hardware

ODE Subject Code: 145025
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 2. IT Fundamentals
2.1Security, Risks, and Safeguards15.96
2.2Networking Fundamentals8.51
2.4Emerging Technologies4.26
2.6Installation and Configuration10.64
2.10Equipment10.64
2.11Troubleshooting13.83
2.12Performance Tests and Acceptance Plans7.45
2.13Rollout and Handoff6.38
Strand 3. Information Security
3.5Wireless Security6.38
Strand 4. Infrastructure Systems
4.3Network Media9.57
4.13Disaster Recovery6.38

Computer Software

ODE Subject Code: 145030
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 2. IT Fundamentals
2.1Security, Risks, and Safeguards11.58
2.2Networking Fundamentals4.21
2.4Emerging Technologies7.37
2.5Operating Systems11.58
2.6Installation and Configuration7.37
2.10Equipment8.42
2.11Troubleshooting7.37
2.12Performance Tests and Acceptance Plans6.32
2.13Rollout and Handoff6.32
Strand 3. Information Security
3.1Components of Information Security5.26
3.2General Security Compliance5.26
3.4Multilayer Defense Structure3.16
3.5Wireless Security7.37
Strand 4. Infrastructure Systems
4.3Network Media5.26
4.13Disaster Recovery3.16

Engineering Design

ODE Subject Code: 175001
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills2.00
1.2Leadership and Communication2.00
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology4.00
Strand 2. Electrical/Electronics
2.2Circuits1.00
2.4Electronic Components1.00
2.6Digital Electronics1.00
Strand 3. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
3.4Power Technologies1.00
Strand 5. Pre-Engineering: Design and Development
5.1The Design Process13.00
5.2Sketching, Drawing, and Visualization22.00
5.3Computer-Aided Drafting and Modeling33.00
5.5Production and Process Design5.00
Strand 6. Precision and Advanced Machining
6.1Measurement and Interpretation11.00
6.2Layout and Planning4.00

Engineering Principles

ODE Subject Code: 175002
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills4.21
1.2Leadership and Communication4.21
1.3Business Ethics and Law3.16
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology1.05
Strand 2. Electrical/Electronics
2.1Electrical and Electronic Theory8.42
2.2Circuits4.21
2.4Electronic Components1.05
Strand 3. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
3.4Power Technologies5.26
Strand 5. Pre-Engineering: Design and Development
5.1The Design Process14.74
5.2Sketching, Drawing, and Visualization14.74
5.3Computer-Aided Drafting and Modeling20.00
5.5Production and Process Design18.95

Manufacturing Operations

ODE Subject Code: 175003
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills0.57
1.2Leadership and Communication0.57
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology0.57
1.5Global Environment1.70
1.6Business Literacy0.57
1.9Financial Management2.27
Strand 2. Electrical/Electronics
2.2Circuits1.06
2.3Codes and Regulations4.26
2.8Power Supplies7.45
Strand 3. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
3.4Power Technologies11.70
3.5Pumping Systems4.26
3.6Mechanical Drives Systems5.32
Strand 5. Pre-Engineering: Design and Development
5.2Sketching, Drawing, and Visualization7.45
5.3Computer-Aided Drafting and Modeling9.57
5.4Materials5.32
5.5Production and Process Design11.70
Strand 6. Precision and Advanced Machining
6.1Measurement and Interpretation5.32
6.2Layout and Planning4.26
6.8Maintenance6.38
Strand 7. Industrial Maintenance and Safety
7.1Site Safety11.70
7.2Personal Safety4.26

Robotics

ODE Subject Code: 175004
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills2.11
1.2Leadership and Communication12.63
1.3Business Ethics and Law2.11
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology2.11
1.5Global Environment2.11
1.6Business Literacy1.05
1.9Financial Management2.11
Strand 2. Electrical/Electronics
2.1Electrical and Electronic Theory11.58
2.2Circuits9.47
2.3Codes and Regulations1.05
2.4Electronic Components3.16
2.6Digital Electronics2.11
2.7Cabling and Wiring4.21
2.8Power Supplies2.11
2.9Motors and Power1.05
Strand 3. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
3.1Robotic Fundamentals21.05
3.2Robotic Operation17.89
3.7Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)2.11

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

ODE Subject Code: 175006
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.2Leadership and Communication3.13
1.3Business Ethics and Law1.04
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology3.13
Strand 2. Electrical/Electronics
2.4Electronic Components1.04
2.5Electronic Connections1.04
2.6Digital Electronics1.04
2.8Power Supplies3.13
2.9Motors and Power4.17
Strand 3. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
3.1Robotic Fundamentals3.13
3.7Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)2.08
Strand 5. Pre-Engineering: Design and Development
5.1The Design Process5.21
5.2Sketching, Drawing, and Visualization9.38
5.3Computer-Aided Drafting and Modeling14.58
5.4Materials4.17
5.5Production and Process Design9.38
Strand 6. Precision and Advanced Machining
6.1Measurement and Interpretation5.21
6.2Layout and Planning4.17
6.5Turning5.21
6.6Milling5.21
6.8Maintenance4.17
6.9Computer Numerical Control (CNC)10.42

Digital Electronics

ODE Subject Code: 175007
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills6.32
1.2Leadership and Communication4.21
1.3Business Ethics and Law4.21
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology4.21
1.5Global Environment4.21
1.6Business Literacy4.21
1.9Financial Management3.16
Strand 2. Electrical/Electronics
2.1Electrical and Electronic Theory11.58
2.2Circuits10.53
2.3Codes and Regulations3.16
2.4Electronic Components10.53
2.5Electronic Connections6.32
2.6Digital Electronics21.05
Strand 5. Pre-Engineering: Design and Development
5.2Sketching, Drawing, and Visualization6.32

Mechanisms and Drives

ODE Subject Code: 175008
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills8.42
1.2Leadership and Communication7.37
1.3Business Ethics and Law6.32
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology7.37
1.5Global Environment7.37
1.6Business Literacy7.37
1.9Financial Management9.47
Strand 2. Electrical/Electronics
2.1Electrical and Electronic Theory9.47
2.8Power Supplies6.32
2.9Motors and Power10.53
Strand 3. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
3.5Pumping Systems9.47
3.6Mechanical Drives Systems10.53

RETAKES ONLY DC and AC Electronic Circuits

ODE Subject Code: 175011
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs

Analog Based Electronic Devices

ODE Subject Code: 175012
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills6.52
1.2Leadership and Communication4.35
1.3Business Ethics and Law7.61
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology6.52
1.5Global Environment5.43
1.6Business Literacy3.26
1.9Financial Management2.17
Strand 2. Electrical/Electronics
2.4Electronic Components15.22
2.5Electronic Connections10.87
2.8Power Supplies10.87
Strand 5. Pre-Engineering: Design and Development
5.4Materials4.35
Strand 6. Precision and Advanced Machining
6.1Measurement and Interpretation7.61
Strand 7. Industrial Maintenance and Safety
7.1Site Safety8.70
7.2Personal Safety6.52

Engineering Logic

ODE Subject Code: 175017
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills3.26
1.2Leadership and Communication3.26
1.3Business Ethics and Law1.09
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology5.43
1.5Global Environment3.26
1.6Business Literacy2.17
1.9Financial Management1.09
Strand 2. Electrical/Electronics
2.1Electrical and Electronic Theory17.39
2.2Circuits14.13
2.4Electronic Components16.30
2.5Electronic Connections13.04
2.6Digital Electronics19.57

AC Electronic Circuits

ODE Subject Code: 175100
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.2Leadership and Communication1.09
Strand 2. Electrical/Electronics
2.1Electrical and Electronic Theory25.00
2.2Circuits22.83
2.3Codes and Regulations2.17
2.4Electronic Components8.70
2.5Electronic Connections5.43
2.7Cabling and Wiring3.26
2.8Power Supplies4.35
Strand 5. Pre-Engineering: Design and Development
5.1The Design Process4.35
5.2Sketching, Drawing, and Visualization4.35
5.3Computer-Aided Drafting and Modeling3.26
Strand 7. Industrial Maintenance and Safety
7.1Site Safety8.70
7.2Personal Safety6.52

DC Electronic Circuits

ODE Subject Code: 175105
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 0. Placeholder
0.0Placeholder5.00
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.2Leadership and Communication1.05
Strand 2. Electrical/Electronics
2.1Electrical and Electronic Theory20.00
2.2Circuits21.05
2.3Codes and Regulations2.11
2.4Electronic Components9.47
2.5Electronic Connections5.26
2.7Cabling and Wiring3.16
2.8Power Supplies4.21
Strand 5. Pre-Engineering: Design and Development
5.1The Design Process5.26
5.2Sketching, Drawing, and Visualization5.26
5.3Computer-Aided Drafting and Modeling2.11
Strand 7. Industrial Maintenance and Safety
7.1Site Safety10.53
7.2Personal Safety10.53

Machine Tools

ODE Subject Code: 176004
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills7.61
1.2Leadership and Communication6.52
1.3Business Ethics and Law4.35
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology7.61
1.5Global Environment4.35
1.6Business Literacy6.52
1.9Financial Management9.78
Strand 6. Precision and Advanced Machining
6.1Measurement and Interpretation10.87
6.2Layout and Planning7.61
6.3Cutting10.87
6.4Drilling10.87
6.7Grinding6.52
6.8Maintenance6.52

Computer Numerical Control Technology with Industrial Mills and Lathes

ODE Subject Code: 176007
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills10.53
1.2Leadership and Communication10.53
1.3Business Ethics and Law1.05
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology1.05
Strand 6. Precision and Advanced Machining
6.1Measurement and Interpretation15.79
6.8Maintenance10.53
6.9Computer Numerical Control (CNC)29.47
Strand 7. Industrial Maintenance and Safety
7.1Site Safety10.53
7.2Personal Safety10.53

Welding Technologies

ODE Subject Code: 176009
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills3.13
1.2Leadership and Communication3.13
1.3Business Ethics and Law3.13
Strand 4. Materials Joining
4.1Physics of Welding12.50
4.2Metallurgy of Welding5.21
4.3Arc Welding Processes8.33
4.4Non-Arc Material Joining Processes7.29
4.5Testing and Inspection7.29
4.6Cutting Processes7.29
Strand 6. Precision and Advanced Machining
6.1Measurement and Interpretation7.29
6.2Layout and Planning4.17
6.3Cutting8.33
6.8Maintenance5.21
Strand 7. Industrial Maintenance and Safety
7.1Site Safety8.33
7.2Personal Safety9.38

Principles of Manufacturing

ODE Subject Code: 176010
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills2.11
1.2Leadership and Communication4.21
1.3Business Ethics and Law2.11
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology2.11
1.5Global Environment4.21
1.6Business Literacy2.11
1.9Financial Management1.05
Strand 5. Pre-Engineering: Design and Development
5.1The Design Process11.58
5.2Sketching, Drawing, and Visualization14.74
5.3Computer-Aided Drafting and Modeling20.00
5.5Production and Process Design14.74
Strand 6. Precision and Advanced Machining
6.2Layout and Planning10.53
6.9Computer Numerical Control (CNC)10.53

Industrial Robotics

ODE Subject Code: 176025
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills1.06
1.2Leadership and Communication8.51
1.3Business Ethics and Law1.06
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology1.06
1.5Global Environment1.06
1.6Business Literacy1.06
Strand 2. Electrical/Electronics
2.1Electrical and Electronic Theory9.57
2.2Circuits8.51
2.3Codes and Regulations1.06
2.4Electronic Components3.19
2.5Electronic Connections2.13
2.6Digital Electronics6.38
2.7Cabling and Wiring4.26
2.8Power Supplies2.13
Strand 3. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
3.1Robotic Fundamentals6.38
3.2Robotic Operation9.57
3.3Industrial Robotic Programming8.51
3.4Power Technologies4.26
3.6Mechanical Drives Systems2.13
3.7Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)5.32
Strand 6. Precision and Advanced Machining
6.1Measurement and Interpretation2.13
Strand 7. Industrial Maintenance and Safety
7.1Site Safety3.19
7.2Personal Safety1.06
7.3Industrial Maintenance Safety3.19
7.4Industrial Maintenance Installation and Repair3.19

Aviation

ODE Subject Code: 177013
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills1.33
1.2Leadership and Communications1.33
1.3Business Ethics and Law4.00
1.5Global Environment4.00
Strand 2. Safety, Tools, and Maintenance
2.2Personal Safety8.00
Strand 7. Aviation and Aeronautics
7.1Aviation25.33
7.3Drawings6.67
7.6Mathematics and Physical Principles2.67
7.7Power Plant10.67
7.8Airport Environments16.00
7.10Meteorology8.00
7.12Aerodynamics12.00

Plan Reading

ODE Subject Code: 178019
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills7.22
1.2Leadership and Communication5.15
1.3Business Ethics and Law6.19
1.4Knowledge Management and Information Technology5.15
1.5Global Environment2.06
1.12Cyber Hygiene2.06
Strand 2. Safety, Tools, and Equipment
2.2Personal Safety12.37
2.3Equipment Operation3.09
Strand 3. Structural Construction
3.2Site Management9.52
Strand 3. Structural Construction
3.2Site Management8.25
Strand 6. Planning and Design
6.1Proposals20.24
6.4Construction Drawings45.24
6.5Construction Math25.00
Strand 6. Construction Management and Jobsite Maintenance
6.1Construction Math12.37
6.2Construction Drawings13.40
6.3Construction Estimating12.37
Strand 7. Planning and Design
7.1Proposals6.19
7.3Drafting4.12

Architecture Design - Structural and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing

ODE Subject Code: 178020
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs

Architecture Design - Site and Foundation Plans

ODE Subject Code: 178021
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Business Operations/21st Century Skills
1.1Employability Skills100.00

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