Praxis Middle School: Mathematics (5169) Practice Test

The Praxis Middle School Mathematics exam is designed to prepare individuals to teach mathematics to middle school students.

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Exam Outline Review

The Praxis Middle School Mathematics contains 55 selected-response questions, and you will be given a time limit of 2 hours. The selected-response questions may appear in the form of any of the following:

  • Multiple-choice
  • Multi-select
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Numeric-entry
  • Table grid

The exam is split into two content categories.

I. Arithmetic and Algebra (34 questions)

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

  • Numbers and Operations
  • Algebra
  • Functions and Their Graphs

II. Geometry and Data (21 questions)

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

  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Probability, Statistics, and Discrete Mathematics

exam outline for the Praxis Middle School Mathematics (5169) exam, which contains 55 selected-response questions and has a time limit of 2 hours

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To register for the exam, you will need to create an online ETS account. Once this account is created, you can apply to take the exam.

During the exam 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 15-30 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. Once you arrive, you will be asked to present two forms of valid identification, one of which must be a photo ID. If either ID is invalid or you forget to bring one, you will not be able to take the test and your examination fee will be forfeited.

Personal items will not be allowed into the testing center, so you will be asked to leave things like your phone, wallet, bags, and food items at home or in your car.

Remote Testing

To take the exam remotely, you must use a laptop or desktop computer (touchscreens and tablets are not allowed), and you must have a working speaker, microphone, and camera (internal or external) hooked up. Before test day, you will need to download and install the ETS Secure Test Browser on your computer, which is what you will use to take the test.

Your environment must be private, with no traffic in and out of your testing area. The area where you take the exam 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.

How the Exam is Scored

Your Praxis score is calculated using a scaled scoring system that takes your raw score (the number of questions you answered correctly) and turns it into a scaled score from 100 to 300.

The score you need in order to pass the test is different depending on the state you take it in. Generally, you must obtain a minimum scaled score of 157 to pass.

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How many questions are on the Praxis: Middle School Mathematics exam?

There are 55 selected-response questions on the exam.

How long is the Praxis: Middle School Mathematics exam?

The time limit for this exam is 2 hours.

What is the passing score for the Praxis: Middle School Mathematics exam?

The passing score for this exam differs depending on which state you take the exam in.

How much does the Praxis: Middle School Mathematics 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 | This Page Last Updated: March 10, 2023