FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 (061) Practice Test

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The FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 exam is developed by the state of Florida to reflect the requirements of the state, aligned with the student content standards approved by the Florida State Board.

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FTCE ESE K-12 Exam Outline

The FTCE Exceptional Student Education exam contains 80 multiple-choice questions and has a time limit of 2.5 hours.

The exam is split into six competencies.

exam outline for the FTCE Exceptional Student Education exam

  1. Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education (23%)
  2. Knowledge of assessment and evaluation (13%)
  3. Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education (21%)
  4. Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process (12%)
  5. Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills (21%)
  6. Knowledge of the transition process (10%)

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FTCE ESE K-12 Exam Registration

To register for the exam, you must create an FTCE/FELE account online. Then, you can log in and select “Exceptional Student Education” as your exam. From there, you can register for the exam, pay the $150 testing fee, and schedule your testing appointment.

Test Day

You must report to the testing center 30 minutes before your examination time. You will need to have two forms of valid, government-issued identification, one of which must be a photo ID. You will also have your photograph taken and your palm vein scanned.

You may be asked to remove your glasses for visual inspection, and you will be asked to place all personal items in the provided secure storage. You are allowed no personal items in the testing facility. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, purses, and wallets.

After your identification has been verified, you’ll be assigned to your station, and you’ll be provided with an erasable notepad and pen. You will be asked to read and sign the non-disclosure agreement before starting the exam.

Once you enter the testing center and take your seat, you are not allowed to talk to any other test taker. Should you have a question or need additional supplies, you must raise your hand for assistance. Failure to follow the test center rules could result in the cancellation of your test and your registration fee forfeited.

While the exam does not include a scheduled break, you may take a restroom break if necessary. Keep in mind that the time you take during your break comes out of the total test time.

How the FTCE ESE K-12 Exam is Scored

The number of questions you answer correctly, which is called the “raw score,” is converted to a scaled score. You must obtain a scale score of 200 to pass the Exceptional Student Education K-12 exam.

The results are posted as “pass” or “not pass,” with a numerical score being identified only in the case of “not pass.”

Score reports are released within four weeks of testing. You will receive a report via your account, and the results will be reported to the Department of Education’s Bureau of Educator Certification. However, only passing scores will be reported. Should you wish for your results to be provided to your district/college, you will have to request it when you initially register for the exam.

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How many questions are on the FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 exam?


There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the exam.


How long is the FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 exam?


The time limit for the exam is 2.5 hours.


What is the passing score for the FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 exam?


To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum scaled score of 200.


How much does the FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 exam cost?


The examination fee is $150.

By Eric Richter

Eric is the Product Development Manager responsible for developing and updating the Mometrix Teacher Certification and K-12 products. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s of education in Teaching ESOL.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: May 27, 2024