Praxis Middle School English Language Arts (5047) Practice Test

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The Praxis Middle School English Language Arts exam is designed to measure the knowledge and skills that are essential for entry-level middle school English Language Arts teachers.

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Exam Outline

The Praxis Middle School English Language Arts exam contains 110 selected-response questions and two constructed-response questions, and you will be given a time limit of 160 minutes (2 hours and 40 minutes).

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

exam outline for the Praxis Middle School English Language Arts (5047) exam, which contains 112 questions and has a time limit of 160 minutes

I. Reading (51 questions)

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

  • General knowledge
  • Literature
  • Informational texts and rhetoric

II. Language Use and Vocabulary (16 questions)

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

  • Standard English grammar, syntax, and mechanics
  • Determining word meanings using context, affixes, and syntax
  • Print and digital reference materials
  • Dialect and diction variations across regions and time periods

III. Writing, Speaking, and Listening (26 questions)

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

  • Distinct characteristics of various types of writing
  • Characteristics of clear and coherent writing
  • Effective research practices
  • Effective speech/presentation delivery
  • Methods used to appeal to specific audiences
  • Effective written arguments with strong supporting evidence

IV. English Language Arts Instruction (19 questions)

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

  • Supporting language acquisition and vocabulary development for diverse learners
  • Instructing students to participate productively in collaborative discussions
  • Instructing students to communicate effectively and appropriately
  • Grouping and differentiated instruction
  • Choosing texts for students based on interests and availability
  • Teaching adolescent reading
  • Teaching components of writing
  • Formative and summative assessment of reading, listening, speaking, and writing
  • Incorporating student input into the design and use of English Language Arts curriculum and assessments
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Registration

To register for the Praxis Chemistry Content Knowledge 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

On the day of your exam, you should plan to arrive at the testing center 15-30 minutes before the scheduled testing appointment. For the check-in 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, and keys, 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 Middle School English Language Arts 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 164.

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 Middle School English Language Arts exam?

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There are 112 questions on the exam.

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How long is the Praxis Middle School English Language Arts exam?

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The time limit for the exam is 160 minutes.

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What is the passing score for the Praxis Middle School English Language Arts exam?

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The passing score requirements for this exam are different depending on which state you take the exam in.

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How much does the Praxis Middle School English Language Arts exam cost?

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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 | This Page Last Updated: May 30, 2024