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

Child Development

ODE Subject Code: 091025
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.3Leadership and Communications3.26
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology4.35
1.5Global Environment3.26
Strand 2. Family Development
2.1Family Units3.26
2.2Parenting Roles and Responsibilities8.70
2.3Parenting Styles6.52
2.4Prenatal Care9.78
2.5Birth and Postpartum Care11.96
2.6Infant Care9.78
2.7Child Growth and Development9.78
2.8Childcare6.52
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.2Weight Management2.17
3.3Food Selection2.17
Strand 5. Health and Wellness
5.1Lifespan Wellness3.26
5.3Emergency Preparedness6.52
5.5Human Sexuality5.43
5.6Personal Safety3.26

Personal Financial Management

ODE Subject Code: 091052
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills4.21
1.3Leadership and Communications3.16
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology5.26
1.6Entrepreneurship4.21
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.1Financial Goals21.05
4.2Financial Services12.63
4.3Credit and Debt14.74
4.4Asset Protection12.63
4.5Purchasing Decisions13.68
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues6.32
Strand 6. Design
6.4Interior and Exterior Design2.11

Consumer Economics

ODE Subject Code: 091053
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills5.43
1.2Career Exploration2.17
1.3Leadership and Communications8.70
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology6.52
1.5Global Environment1.09
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.1Financial Goals25.00
4.2Financial Services5.43
4.4Asset Protection9.78
4.5Purchasing Decisions17.39
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues16.30
Strand 7. Living Environment
7.2Home and Family Organization2.17

Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences

ODE Subject Code: 091201
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills1.16
1.2Career Exploration4.65
1.3Leadership and Communications5.81
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology2.33
1.5Global Environment3.49
Strand 2. Family Development
2.1Family Units3.49
2.6Infant Care1.16
2.7Child Growth and Development1.16
2.8Childcare1.16
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.1Nutritional Information3.49
3.2Weight Management2.33
3.3Food Selection3.49
3.4Food Safety and Sanitation2.33
3.5Food Preparation3.49
3.6Dining Etiquette1.16
3.7Sustainable Food Practices1.16
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.1Financial Goals5.81
4.2Financial Services1.16
4.3Credit and Debt3.49
4.4Asset Protection2.33
4.5Purchasing Decisions9.30
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues4.65
Strand 5. Health and Wellness
5.1Lifespan Wellness6.98
5.2Physical Activity6.98
5.3Emergency Preparedness1.16
5.4Mental Health2.33
5.5Human Sexuality2.33
5.6Personal Safety4.65
Strand 6. Design
6.1Design Principles2.33
6.2Textile Design2.33
Strand 7. Living Environment
7.1Clean Environment1.16
7.2Home and Family Organization1.16

Principles of Food

ODE Subject Code: 091205
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills3.49
1.2Career Exploration3.49
1.3Leadership and Communications3.49
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology4.65
1.5Global Environment3.49
1.6Entrepreneurship2.33
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.1Nutritional Information12.79
3.2Weight Management4.65
3.3Food Selection13.95
3.4Food Safety and Sanitation13.95
3.5Food Preparation15.12
3.6Dining Etiquette3.49
3.7Sustainable Food Practices3.49
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.5Purchasing Decisions3.49
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues4.65
Strand 5. Health and Wellness
5.1Lifespan Wellness3.49

Global Foods

ODE Subject Code: 091210
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills8.79
1.3Leadership and Communications15.38
1.5Global Environment5.49
Strand 2. Family Development
2.1Family Units4.40
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.1Nutritional Information6.59
3.2Weight Management1.10
3.3Food Selection6.59
3.4Food Safety and Sanitation8.79
3.5Food Preparation16.48
3.6Dining Etiquette8.79
3.7Sustainable Food Practices9.89
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.1Financial Goals2.20
4.2Financial Services2.20
4.5Purchasing Decisions2.20
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues1.10

Food Science

ODE Subject Code: 091215
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills9.09
1.2Career Exploration3.41
1.3Leadership and Communications9.09
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology6.82
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.1Nutritional Information9.09
3.2Weight Management2.27
3.3Food Selection7.95
3.4Food Safety and Sanitation13.64
3.5Food Preparation9.09
3.7Sustainable Food Practices6.82
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.5Purchasing Decisions4.55
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues12.50
Strand 7. Living Environment
7.4Environmental Sustainability5.68

Culinary Fundamentals

ODE Subject Code: 091220
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills5.49
1.2Career Exploration6.59
1.3Leadership and Communications5.49
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology4.40
1.6Entrepreneurship5.49
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.1Nutritional Information13.19
3.3Food Selection9.89
3.4Food Safety and Sanitation16.48
3.5Food Preparation19.78
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.5Purchasing Decisions13.19

Principles of Nutrition and Wellness

ODE Subject Code: 091225
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills6.09
1.2Career Exploration3.48
1.3Leadership and Communications4.35
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology0.87
1.5Global Environment1.74
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.1Nutritional Information15.65
3.2Weight Management21.74
3.3Food Selection10.43
3.4Food Safety and Sanitation2.61
3.5Food Preparation4.35
3.7Sustainable Food Practices2.61
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues3.48
Strand 5. Health and Wellness
5.1Lifespan Wellness13.04
5.2Physical Activity9.57

Career and College Readiness

ODE Subject Code: 091402
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills18.48
1.2Career Exploration13.04
1.3Leadership and Communications18.48
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology10.87
1.5Global Environment4.35
1.6Entrepreneurship5.43
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.6Dining Etiquette3.26
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.1Financial Goals13.04
4.3Credit and Debt2.17
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues5.43
Strand 5. Health and Wellness
5.1Lifespan Wellness3.26
5.2Physical Activity2.17

Leadership and Community Engagement

ODE Subject Code: 091403
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills21.84
1.2Career Exploration8.05
1.3Leadership and Communications27.59
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology4.60
1.5Global Environment11.49
1.6Entrepreneurship16.09
Strand 2. Family Development
2.7Child Growth and Development5.75
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues4.60

Transitions and Careers

ODE Subject Code: 091410
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills10.23
1.2Career Exploration10.23
1.3Leadership and Communications12.50
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology4.55
1.5Global Environment6.82
1.6Entrepreneurship7.95
Strand 2. Family Development
2.1Family Units2.27
2.2Parenting Roles and Responsibilities2.27
2.7Child Growth and Development2.27
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.6Dining Etiquette2.27
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.1Financial Goals9.09
4.2Financial Services3.41
4.3Credit and Debt6.82
4.4Asset Protection3.41
4.5Purchasing Decisions6.82
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues4.55
Strand 5. Health and Wellness
5.1Lifespan Wellness1.14
5.2Physical Activity3.41

Interior Design, Furnishings and Management

ODE Subject Code: 091500
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills7.53
1.2Career Exploration4.30
1.3Leadership and Communications6.45
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology4.30
1.5Global Environment4.30
1.6Entrepreneurship7.53
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.5Purchasing Decisions8.60
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues7.53
Strand 6. Design
6.1Design Principles9.68
6.2Textile Design5.38
6.3Produce, Alter and Repair Textiles6.45
6.4Interior and Exterior Design9.68
6.5Interior and Exterior Decorating7.53
Strand 7. Living Environment
7.1Clean Environment5.38
7.2Home and Family Organization5.38

Textiles and Interior Design

ODE Subject Code: 091501
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills4.21
1.2Career Exploration5.26
1.3Leadership and Communications4.21
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.6Dining Etiquette2.11
Strand 6. Design
6.1Design Principles11.58
6.2Textile Design10.53
6.3Produce, Alter and Repair Textiles6.32
6.4Interior and Exterior Design6.32
6.5Interior and Exterior Decorating9.47
Strand 7. Living Environment
7.1Clean Environment8.42
7.2Home and Family Organization4.21
7.3Property Maintenance10.53
7.4Environmental Sustainability8.42
7.5Safe and Secure Living Environment8.42

Textile Design, Construction and Maintenance

ODE Subject Code: 091505
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills9.41
1.2Career Exploration2.35
1.3Leadership and Communications3.53
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology5.88
1.5Global Environment4.71
1.6Entrepreneurship10.59
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.5Purchasing Decisions9.41
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues10.59
Strand 6. Design
6.1Design Principles8.24
6.2Textile Design14.12
6.3Produce, Alter and Repair Textiles9.41
Strand 7. Living Environment
7.1Clean Environment5.88
7.4Environmental Sustainability5.88

Personal Wellness and Development

ODE Subject Code: 093005
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills3.30
Strand 2. Family Development
2.1Family Units3.30
2.7Child Growth and Development4.40
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.1Nutritional Information6.59
3.2Weight Management9.89
3.3Food Selection5.49
3.4Food Safety and Sanitation8.79
3.5Food Preparation6.59
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.1Financial Goals3.30
Strand 5. Health and Wellness
5.1Lifespan Wellness14.29
5.2Physical Activity12.09
5.4Mental Health8.79
5.5Human Sexuality4.40
5.6Personal Safety8.79

Personal Wellness

ODE Subject Code: 093010
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.1Personal and Professional Skills6.45
1.3Leadership and Communications5.38
1.4Resource Management and Information Technology2.15
1.5Global Environment9.68
Strand 2. Family Development
2.1Family Units6.45
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.1Nutritional Information2.15
3.2Weight Management2.15
3.3Food Selection4.30
3.4Food Safety and Sanitation3.23
3.5Food Preparation2.15
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.6Ethics, Law and Consumer Issues1.08
Strand 5. Health and Wellness
5.1Lifespan Wellness12.90
5.2Physical Activity8.60
5.3Emergency Preparedness6.45
5.4Mental Health9.68
5.5Human Sexuality5.38
5.6Personal Safety7.53
Strand 7. Living Environment
7.1Clean Environment4.30

Human Growth and Development

ODE Subject Code: 093015
Outcome #Outcome Name% Items Approved by SMEs
Strand 1. Career Development
1.3Leadership and Communications6.52
Strand 2. Family Development
2.1Family Units11.96
2.2Parenting Roles and Responsibilities16.30
2.3Parenting Styles2.17
2.7Child Growth and Development15.22
Strand 3. Food and Nutrition
3.2Weight Management3.26
3.3Food Selection3.26
Strand 4. Personal Finance and Consumerism
4.1Financial Goals6.52
Strand 5. Health and Wellness
5.1Lifespan Wellness6.52
5.2Physical Activity8.70
5.3Emergency Preparedness5.43
5.4Mental Health7.61
5.6Personal Safety6.52

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