The FTCE Computer Science K-12 exam is administered by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) to assess prospective computer science teachers in Florida public schools.
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The FTCE Computer Science K-12 exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions, and you will be given a time limit of 2.5 hours to complete it.
The exam is split into seven knowledge-based competencies:
- Knowledge of computational thinking and problem solving (15%)
- Data types and structures (15%)
- Programming logic (20%)
- Programming languages (20%)
- Computer hardware, software, and networking (10%)
- The historical aspects and social issues related to computer technologies (10%)
- Computer science pedagogy (10%)
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To register for the exam, you must first create an FTCE/FELE account. Once your account has been created, log in and select the Computer Science K-12 (005) exam. From there, you can register for the exam, pay the $150 testing fee, and schedule your testing appointment.
On exam day, you should arrive at the testing center about 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled testing appointment. When you arrive, you will be asked to sign in and provide two valid forms of government-issued ID. Your photograph will then be taken, and a biometric scan of your palm vein will be taken for identification and security purposes.
Before the exam begins, you will be asked to place all personal items (cell phone, keys, wallet, accessories, etc.) in a locker outside the testing room, or you may be asked to leave them in your car.
When you enter the testing room, you will be given a scientific calculator, and the proctor will provide testing instructions. Once the test begins, you will be allowed to take breaks. However, the timer will not be stopped during your break, so use your break time carefully.
How the Exam is Scored
Your FTCE score is determined by taking your raw score, which is the number of questions you answered correctly, and converting it to a scaled score. To pass, you will need to get a minimum scaled score of 200.
You will receive your official score report within four weeks after testing.
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How many questions are on the FTCE Computer Science K-12 exam?
There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the exam.
How long is the FTCE Computer Science K-12 exam?
The time limit is 2.5 hours.
What is the passing score for the FTCE Computer Science K-12 exam?
To pass the exam, you must achieve as scaled score of at least 200.
How much does the FTCE Computer Science K-12 exam cost?
The examination fee is $150.