Praxis Art: Content Knowledge (5134) Practice Test

Many states offer Educational Testing Service (ETS) Praxis exams to measure the subject matter knowledge of applicants for teaching licenses. Art Content test takers typically hold a bachelor’s degree in art and seek to become certified art teachers.


How do I register to take the Praxis Art Content (5134) exam?

Developed by testing experts and art educators, the Praxis Art Content (5134) exam is a two-hour, computerized test regularly scheduled at businesses and educational testing centers in the USA and internationally. The $120 fee to take the Art Content test is payable on the ETS website. Information about accommodations for test takers with disabilities is available through ETS.

What should I bring to the Praxis (5134) testing site?

Registered test takers receive detailed information about what to expect on the day of the exam. Strict procedures are in place to protect test security. The sites provide all necessary test materials, such as calculators, scratch paper and pencils. The test taker only needs to bring a photo ID to the testing center.

How soon are test scores released?

Your state department of education and the State Requirements section of the ETS website will tell you if your state requires a passing score on a Praxis test as a condition of employment. State departments of education establish passing scores. ETS publishes the results for Praxis exams in 10–16 business days after the testing window closes. State departments of education also receive Praxis scores.

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What does the Praxis Art Content (5134) exam cover?

The Praxis Art Content test consists of 120 multiple choice questions organized in two sections:

Art Making comprises 64% of the exam. Questions address the materials for art-making, the principles of design for two- and three-dimensional objects, and the approaches to creating art in historical and contemporary cultures. Questions range over such topics as:

  • Girclee
  • Tone
  • Spatial depth
  • Modeling
  • Watercolor painting
  • Charcoal
  • Sculptures
  • Propaganda

Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Art make up 36% of the questions cover the Historical Context for art-making, Western art and architectural traditions, nonwestern art, and responses to art, to include:

  • Altamira bison
  • Greek civilization
  • Byzantine style
  • New realism in early Netherlandish art
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • The classic revival
  • Asian art
  • Art movements

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