Praxis Art: Content and Analysis (5135) Practice Test

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The Praxis Art Content and Analysis exam is designed to measure the knowledge and skills that are essential for entry-level art teachers.

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Exam Outline

The Praxis Art Content and Analysis exam contain 85 selected-response questions and three constructed-response questions, and you will be given a time limit of 2 hours.

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

I. Art Making (55 questions)

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

General (11 questions)
  • Creating and critiquing personal artwork
  • The elements of art and principles of visual organization
  • Various historical methods and contemporary approaches to creating art
Media and Processes (44 questions)
  • Safety, environmental, and storage issues related to using art materials
  • Using a variety of drawing, printmaking, and painting processes and materials
  • Using digital photography and image processes
  • Tools, processes, and materials for filmmaking, videography, and installations
  • Using sculptural processes and materials
  • Using a variety of fiber art processes and materials
  • The physical aspects and effective ways of presenting art for display purposes

II. Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Art (30 questions)

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

Materials and Processes in an Art Historical Context (5 questions)
  • Characteristics of materials, techniques, and processes
  • Similarities and differences among materials, techniques, and processes
  • Vocabulary related to two- and three-dimensional media and processes
  • Recognizing processes within an art historical context through reproductions
The Western Tradition in Art History (12 questions)
  • Recognizing stylistic artistic and architectural traits from various time periods
  • Content, context, and purposes of art and architecture from various time periods
Art Beyond the Western Tradition (6 questions)
  • General visual characteristics of art and architecture from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the South Pacific region
  • General content, context, and purposes of art from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the South Pacific region
Responding to Art (7 questions)
  • The major theories of art and aesthetics
  • The relationship between art and critical response

III. Art Analysis (3 questions)

This category contains the three constructed-response questions, each of which require you to write an organized analysis. The questions are categorized as follows:

Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Art (1 question)

For this question, you will be given a general topic and asked to respond by selecting and analyzing a relevant historical example from memory.

Art Making (2 questions)

For these questions, you will be asked to write an organized analysis about two works of art that you have created. These artworks must be created in two different media.

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Registration

To register for the Praxis Art Content and Analysis 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 $156 exam fee.

Test Day

In-person Testing

You should arrive at the testing center about 30 minutes before the scheduled testing appointment to allow extra time for the check-in process. 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 Exam is Scored

Your Praxis Art Content and Analysis 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, but most states require a minimum scaled score of 161.

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

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FAQs

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How many questions are on the Praxis Art: Content and Analysis exam?

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There are 88 questions in total on the exam.

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How long is the Praxis Art: Content and Analysis exam?

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The time limit for the exam is 2 hours.

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What is the passing score for the Praxis Art: Content and Analysis exam?

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There is no set passing score for this exam. Each state sets its own minimum score requirements.

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How much does the Praxis Art: Content and Analysis exam cost?

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The examination fee is $156.


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 28, 2024