Course SummaryThis self-paced study guide covers all of the topics you'll find on the English Language Skills Subtest of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. Access the course's video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to quickly prepare yourself for the exam and evaluate your understanding of the topics you can expect to find on this test.
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About this Course
The FTCE English Language Skills Subtest is one of four sections included in the Florida Teacher Certification Examination's General Knowledge Test that assesses aspiring Florida teachers for readiness to enter the profession. This computer-based subtest contains 40 multiple-choice questions to complete within 40 minutes. Our video lessons with quick, self-assessing quizzes compose a comprehensive study guide for exam competencies and skills related to the following:
- Structure of the English language
- Vocabulary use
- Standard English conventions
Individuals taking this subtest will evaluate the use of language structure within context and apply their knowledge in written passages. Skills in determining the meanings of unknown words are also tested, along with the ability to choose correctly among commonly confused words. Determination of the correct forms of words in specific situations is another competency addressed, along with appropriate spelling, punctuation and capitalization conventions.
Preparing & Registering for the FTCE General Knowledge Test
This targeted study guide can support your review of the necessary skills for the English Language Skills Subtest of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. The brief lessons each have an accompanying multiple-choice quiz to help you determine if additional review is required. The quizzes also give you valuable practice for the format of the actual FTCE test.
You can make an appointment year-round to take this test, either online or by phone. On test day, you'll need to bring your admission ticket and proper identification to the testing center.
Scoring the FTCE General Knowledge English Language Skills Subtest
Your test scores will be available online within four weeks of the exam date. FTCE scores are reported to you as either pass or fail; a number score is also included for failed exams. Passing this subtest requires a scaled score of at least 200, or 68% of the questions answered correctly. Examinees with a failed subsection need only retake that portion of the test.
About 25% of this subtest addresses your ability to evaluate the placement of modifiers and the use of parallelism in writing. You'll also be asked to apply your knowledge of structure in recognizing run-on sentences, comma splices and sentence fragments.
Brush up on your skills for determining the meanings of unfamiliar words or words with more than one definition for this 25% of the subtest. You should also expect questions about how to determine the correct tone and diction of text for given audiences.
The final 50% of this subtest covers a wide range of English conventions, including standard verb forms, incorrect shifts in verb tense, subject/verb agreement and choice of clear pronoun references. You'll probably be asked to evaluate adjective and adverb use, in addition, and demonstrate competency in choosing appropriate spelling, capitalization and punctuation conventions.
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