The FTCE Middle Grades General Science 5-9 exam is administered by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) to assess prospective teachers of 5th-9th-grade general science classes in the state of Florida.
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FTCE Middle Grades General Science 5-9 Exam Outline
The FTCE Middle Grades Science 5-9 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 nine knowledge-based competencies:
- Conceptual and quantitative knowledge of the structure and behavior of matter (14%)
- Conceptual and quantitative knowledge of forces and motion (13%)
- Conceptual and quantitative knowledge of energy and its effects (12%)
- Knowledge of Earth and the processes that affect it (13%)
- Knowledge of space science (6%)
- Knowledge of processes of life (14%)
- Knowledge of the effects of physical and biological factors on the environment (10%)
- Knowledge of the science learning environment (5%)
- Knowledge of process skills and application of scientific inquiry (13%)
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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 Middle Grades General Science 5-9 (004) exam. From there, you can register for the exam, pay the $150 testing fee, and schedule your testing appointment.
You should arrive at the testing center about 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled testing appointment to 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 Middle Grades General Science 5-9 exam?
There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the exam.
How long is the FTCE Middle Grades General Science 5-9 exam?
The time limit for the exam is 2.5 hours.
What is the passing score for the FTCE Middle Grades General Science 5-9 exam?
To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum scaled score of 200.
How much does the FTCE Middle Grades General Science 5-9 exam cost?
The examination fee is $150.