Praxis Speech-Language Pathology (5331) Practice Test

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The Praxis Speech-Language Pathology (5331) exam assesses your readiness as you prepare for independent practice as a speech-language pathologist in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, clinics, private practice, schools, and more.

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Praxis Speech-Language Pathology Exam Outline

The Speech-Language Pathology exam contains 132 multiple-choice questions and has a time limit of 2.5 hours.

The questions are split into three content categories:

I. Foundations and Professional Practice (44 questions)

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

  • Typical development
  • Communication, feeding, and swallowing
  • Common communication and swallowing disorders
  • Wellness and prevention
  • Documentation
  • Research methodology
  • Ethics
  • Documentation

II. Screening, Assessment, Evaluation, and Diagnosis (44 questions)

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

  • Screening
  • Approaches to assessment and evaluation
  • Assessment procedures
  • Etiology

III. Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Treatment (44 questions)

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

  • Factors that can affect treatment
  • Generating a prognosis
  • Communicating recommendations
  • Monitoring treatment progress and outcomes
  • Speech sound production
  • Social aspects of communication
  • Hearing and aural rehabilitation
  • Fluency
  • Swallowing and feeding
  • Receptive and expressive language

exam outline for the Praxis Speech-Language Pathology (5331) exam, which contains 132 multiple-choice questions and has a time limit of 2.5 hours

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Praxis Speech-Language Pathology Exam Registration

If you are required to take the exam for a teacher education program or state certification, you need to have an account with Educational Testing Service (ETS). Once you have established your account, you can apply to take the exam.

During the exam registration, select the test format (online 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 $146 exam fee.

Test Day

In-person Testing

On the day of your exam, you should arrive at the testing facility at least 15 minutes before your scheduled exam time. Once you arrive, you will be asked to present two forms of valid identification, one of which must be a photo ID.

Personal items will not be allowed into the testing center, so it is best to leave things like bags, notebooks, and food items at home or in your car.

At-home Testing

To take the exam remotely, you must use a laptop or desktop computer for the exam. Your computer will need a speaker, microphone, and camera.

You will need to download and install the ETS Secure Test Browser on the computer you will use to 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, and at the end of your exam, the proctor will watch as you erase any notes you made.

Before you register for at-home test delivery, make sure you meet all the requirements listed, and run a test of the secure browser to ensure your computer can function smoothly.

How the Exam is Scored

Each question answered correctly is worth one raw point. Incorrect and unanswered questions are not penalized, so you should make a guess anytime you do not know the correct answer.

Your raw score is converted to a scaled score, and you will receive an official score report about five weeks after you complete the exam.

The passing score in most states is 162, but some states require a different score.

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How many questions are on the Praxis 5331 exam?


There are 132 multiple-choice questions on the exam.


How long is the Praxis 5331 exam?


The time limit for this exam is 2.5 hours.


What is the passing score for the Praxis 5331 exam?


The passing score for this exam varies by state.


How much does the Praxis 5331 exam cost?


The examination fee for this exam is $146.

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 30, 2024