The FTCE Social Science 6-12 exam is administered by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) to assess prospective teachers of 6th-12th-grade social sciences in the state of Florida.
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FTCE Social Science 6-12 Exam Outline
The FTCE Social Science 6-12 exam contains 80 multiple-choice questions and has a time limit of 2.5 hours.
The exam is split into six competencies:
- Knowledge of geography (10%)
- Knowledge of economics (15%)
- Knowledge of political science (15%)
- Knowledge of world history (25%)
- Knowledge of US history (25%)
- Knowledge of social science and its methodology (10%)
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RFTCE Social Science 6-12 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 Social Science 6-12 exam. From there, you can register for the exam, pay the $150 testing fee, and schedule your testing appointment.
On testing day, you should arrive at the testing center 15-30 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment. Once 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, wallet, keys, bags, etc.) in a locker outside the testing room, or you may be asked to leave them in your car.
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 (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 Social Science 6-12 exam?
There are 80 multiple-choice questions on the exam.
How long is the FTCE Social Science 6-12 exam?
The time limit for the exam is 2.5 hours.
What is the passing score for the FTCE Social Science 6-12 exam?
To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum scaled score of 200.
How much does the FTCE Social Science 6-12 exam cost?
The examination fee is $150.