Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 (5623) Practice Test

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The Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades 5–9 exam is designed to measure the knowledge and skills that are essential for teachers.

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Exam Outline

The Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 exam contains 70 selected-response questions and four constructed-response questions, and you will be given a time limit of 2 hours.

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

I. Students as Learners (21 questions)

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

  • Student development and the learning process
  • Students as diverse learners
  • Student motivation and learning environment

II. Instructional Process (21 questions)

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

  • Planning instruction
  • Instructional strategies
  • Questioning techniques
  • Communication techniques

III. Assessment (14 questions)

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

  • Assessment and evaluation strategies
  • Assessment tools

IV. Professional Development, Leadership, and Community (14 questions)

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

  • Professional development practices and resources
  • Implications of research, debates, ideas, and views on teaching practices
  • The role of reflective practice for professional growth
  • Basic strategies for developing collaborative relationships
  • The role of teachers and schools as educational leaders in the community

V. Analysis of Instructional Scenarios (4 questions)

This category contains all four of the constructed-response questions. The questions are related to two case histories that pertain to the following topics:

  • Students as learners (1-2 questions)
  • Instructional process (1-2 questions)
  • Assessment (0-1 questions)
  • Professional development, leadership, and community (0-1 questions)

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Registration

To register for the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching 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 15 minutes before the scheduled testing appointment. Upon arrival, 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, keys, wallet, and bags 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 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 score of at least 160.

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 5623 exam?

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There are 74 questions on the exam.

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How long is the Praxis 5623 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 5623 exam?

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THe passing score requirements differ depending on which state you take the exam in.

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How much does the Praxis 5623 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 30, 2024