The FTCE School Counseling PK-12 exam is administered by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) to assess prospective school counselors in Florida public schools.
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FTCE School Counseling PK-12 Exam Outline
The FTCE School Counseling PK-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 10 knowledge-based competencies:
- Counseling (10%)
- Programs and interventions for addressing current issues in schools (10%)
- Knowledge of assessment in promoting student success (10%)
- Knowledge of career development and postsecondary opportunities (10%)
- Knowledge of consultation, collaboration, and coordination (10%)
- Knowledge of professional, ethical, and legal considerations (10%)
- Knowledge of student appraisal and advisement (10%)
- Knowledge of the development and assessment of exemplary comprehensive school counseling programs (12%)
- Knowledge of technology and digital citizenship (8%)
- Knowledge of cultural competence for school counselors (10%)
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FTCE School Counseling PK-12 Exam Registration
To register for the exam, you must first create an FTCE/FELE account. Once your account has been created, log in and select the School Counseling PK-12 exam. From there, you can register for the exam, pay the $150 testing fee, and schedule your testing appointment.
On test day, you should arrive at the testing center about 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled testing appointment. This will allow extra time for the check-in process. 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, bags, 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 School Counseling PK-12 exam?
There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the exam.
How long is the FTCE School Counseling PK-12 exam?
The time limit for the exam is 2.5 hours.
What is the passing score for the FTCE School Counseling PK-12 exam?
To pass the exam, you must achieve a scaled score of at least 200.
How much does the FTCE School Counseling PK-12 exam cost?
The examination fee is $150.