Praxis Early Childhood Education (5025) Practice Test

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The Praxis Early Childhood Education exam is designed to assess the readiness of potential teachers to teach various subjects to students in early childhood.

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Exam Outline

The Praxis Early Childhood Education exam contains 120 selected-response questions and has a 2-hour time limit. There are several different forms of selected-response questions, any combination of which may appear on the exam:

  • Single-selection multiple-choice
  • Selecting ALL correct answers from a list of choices
  • Selecting the correct answer from a drop-down menu
  • Clicking parts of a graphic such as a map or a chart
  • Dragging and dropping answers into a targeted area on the screen

The exam is split into five content categories:

I. Language and Literacy (36 questions)

The questions in this category test your knowledge of the following:

  • Emergent Literacy: Foundational Skills
  • Reading: Foundational Skills
  • Reading: Literature and Informational Text
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Language

II. Mathematics (30 questions)

The questions in this category test your knowledge of the following:

  • Emergent Mathematics: Foundational Skills
  • Numbers and Operations: Whole Numbers
  • Numbers and Operations: Fractions
  • Algebraic Thinking
  • Geometry, Measurement, and Data

III. Social Studies (17 questions)

The questions in this category test your knowledge of the following:

  • Identity, Social, and Emotional Development
  • Culture and Cultural Identity
  • People, Places, and Environments
  • Time, Continuity, and Change
  • Civics and Government

IV. Science (17 questions)

The questions in this category test your knowledge of the following:

  • Fundamental Concepts and Processes of Scientific Inquiry
  • Physical Science
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Life Science
  • Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science

V. Health and Physical Education; Creative and Performing Arts (20 questions)

The questions in this category test your knowledge of the following:

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Creative and Performing Arts

exam outline for the Praxis Early Childhood Education (5025) exam, which contains 120 selected-response questions and has a time limit of 2 hours

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Exam Registration

To register for the exam, you will first need to create an online ETS account. Once this account is created, 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 facility at least 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment. Once you arrive, you will be asked to provide your admission ticket and two forms of valid identification, one of which must be a government-issued photo ID. If you arrive late or lack a form of ID, you will not be able to take the exam.

Personal items, such as your phone or bag, will not be allowed into the testing center, so it is best to leave such items at home or in your car.

Before the exam begins, you will be given a piece of scratch paper for notes.

Remote Testing

To take the exam remotely, you must use a laptop or desktop computer (touchscreens and tablets are not allowed) with a speaker, microphone, and camera (internal or external).

Before exam day, you will need to download and install the ETS Secure Test Browser on your computer.

Your testing area must be clear of all personal items, and you will not be allowed to wear headphones. The proctor will ask you to move the camera around so that your testing area can be observed, and at the end of your exam, the proctor will watch as you erase any notes you made.

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 score for this exam is based on the number of questions you answer correctly (your raw score), which is then converted to a scaled score on a range of 100 to 200. The scaled score needed to pass is 156 in every US state and 152 in the US Virgin Islands.

You should receive an official score report about 5 weeks after testing.

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How many questions are on the Praxis 5025 exam?


There are 120 selected-response questions on the exam.


How long is the Praxis 5025 exam?


The time limit for the exam is 2 hours.


What is the passing score for the Praxis 5025 exam?


To pass the exam, you must achieve a scaled score of at least 156 (152 if you take the exam in the US Virgin Islands).


How much does the Praxis 5025 exam cost


The examination fee is $130.

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 | Last Updated: May 28, 2024