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Section 3: Test Summary and Framework
WEST–E Traffic Safety (043)

The Washington Educator Skills Tests–Endorsements (WEST–E) are designed to measure a candidate's knowledge of the subject-area content contained in the test framework for each field. All WEST–E tests are fully aligned with the state's teacher endorsement competencies and, as applicable, the Essential Academic Learning Requirements.

Test Summary

This test summary describes general testing information as well as the approximate percentage of the total test score derived from each content domain. The test framework, organized by content domain, contains the objectives that define the content for the test.

Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions Approximately 110 multiple-choice questions
Test Session 2 hours (does not include 15-minute tutorial)
Passing Score 240 (scores are calculated in a range from 100 to 300)
Test Code 043
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.
Table outlining sample test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective
Key Approximate
Percentage of Test
Content Domain Range of Objectives
I 28% Driving Regulations and Responsibilities 0001 to 0003
II 36% Driving Safely 0004 to 0007
III 36% Risk Factors and Risk Management 0008 to 0011

Test Framework

Driving Regulations and Responsibilities

Objective 0001: Understand regulations and responsibilities related to the driver license, vehicle ownership, vehicle registration, and traffic violations.

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Objective 0002: Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle equipment, controls, indicators, safety devices, and reference points.

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Objective 0003: Demonstrate knowledge of procedures related to preoperative vehicle inspections, starting, parking, and stopping.

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Driving Safely

Objective 0004: Demonstrate knowledge of safe driving habits and techniques.

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Objective 0005: Demonstrate knowledge of procedures used in operating a vehicle on public roadways.

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Objective 0006: Understand roadway signs, markings, signals, and controls.

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Objective 0007: Demonstrate knowledge of the driving techniques used in given situations.

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Risk Factors and Risk Management

Objective 0008: Demonstrate knowledge of physical, social, psychological, and emotional issues related to driving.

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Objective 0009: Understand alcohol and other drugs and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving.

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Objective 0010: Demonstrate knowledge of procedures for assessing and managing risk in driving situations.

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Objective 0011: Demonstrate knowledge of procedures used to deal with emergencies in driving situations.

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