Students who learn the basics of adult life-such as how to foster strong relationships, manage finances, hold down a job, and prepare healthy food-tend to lead more fulfilling lives after graduating from high school. If you want to teach students these concepts, you may need to pass the PLACE Family and Consumer Studies Test.
The PLACE Family and Consumer Studies Test covers five areas of knowledge:
Interpersonal and Family Relationships
Human Development and Parenting
Nutrition and Foods
Education, Workplace Skills, and Careers
All questions for the exam are multiple choice and come from subareas within these five topics. For example, under the topic of "Nutrition and Foods," you might need to understand food safety and sanitation techniques, as well as basic food-preparation skills. Your score for the PLACE Family and Consumer Studies Test comes from the number of questions you answer correctly.