The Praxis Algebra I exam is designed to measure the knowledge and skills that are essential for entry-level algebra teachers.

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## Praxis (5162) Exam Outline

The Praxis Algebra I exam contain 60 selected-response questions and has a time limit of 150 minutes.

The exam is split into three content categories, which are designed to cover the various competencies and points of knowledge that an algebra teacher should possess.

### I. Principles of Algebra (23 questions)

The questions in this category assess your knowledge and skills pertaining to the following:

- Writing algebraic expressions in equivalent forms
- Performing arithmetic operations on polynomials
- Creating equations and inequalities that describe relationships
- Justifying the reasoning process used to solve equations
- Using varied techniques to solve equations and inequalities
- Using varied techniques to solve systems of equations and inequalities
- Rate of change of nonlinear functions
- Intercepts of a line and slope as a rate of change

### II. Functions (18 questions)

The questions in this category assess your knowledge and skills pertaining to the following:

- The concepts of functions
- Using function notation
- Using different representations to analyze function behavior
- Using functions and relations to model relationships between quantities
- Obtaining new functions from existing functions
- Differences between linear, exponential, and quadratic models

### III. Number and Quantity; Probability and Statistics

The questions in this category assess your knowledge and skills pertaining to the following:

- Properties of exponents and radicals
- Properties of rational and irrational numbers
- Reasoning quantitatively
- Using units to solve problems
- Summarizing, representing, and interpreting data collected from measurements on a single variable
- Summarizing, representing, and interpreting data collected from measurements on two variables
- Creating and interpreting linear regression models
- Computing probabilities of simple and compound events

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Get Your Study Guide## Praxis (5162) Exam Registration

To register for the Praxis Algebra I exam, you will need to create an online account with ETS. Through this account, you can submit an application to take the exam.

During registration, you will be asked to select the test-taking format (remote or at a testing center), test location (if you are taking the test at a testing center), and test date. You will also need to pay the $130 exam fee.

## Test Day

### In-person Testing

You should arrive at the testing center about 30 minutes before the scheduled testing appointment on test day. For this process, you will be asked to provide a printed copy of your admission ticket and two forms of valid identification.

You will also be asked to store all personal items, such as your cell phone, wallet, keys, and accessories, in a secure locker before entering the testing area.

Once the check-in process is complete and you are fully approved for testing, you will be led to the testing station and given a brief tutorial on the testing system.

### Remote Testing

To take the exam remotely, you must use a laptop or desktop computer that has the ETS Secure Test Browser downloaded and installed on it. This is the browser you must use to take the exam. You will also need a functioning webcam, speakers, and a microphone.

When you check in to take the exam, the remote proctor will ask you to show proof of identification and to move your webcam around the room so that your testing area can be observed. Once the proctor has approved your testing area, they will walk you through the testing process and begin your exam.

## How the Praxis (5162) Exam is Scored

Your Praxis Algebra I exam score is based on the number of questions you answer correctly (your raw score). Your raw score is converted to a scaled score. The scaled score you need to obtain differs slightly depending on which state you take the exam in.

You should receive an official score report about five weeks after testing.

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Get Your Flashcards## FAQs

### How many questions are on the Praxis Algebra I exam?

There are 60 questions on the exam.

### How long is the Praxis Algebra I exam?

The time limit for this exam is 150 minutes.

### What is the passing score for the Praxis Algebra I exam?

There is no set passing score for the exam. Each state creates its own passing score requirements.

### How much does the Praxis Algebra I exam cost?

The examination fee is $130.