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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is the FTCE General Knowledge Test?
Course SummaryEnhance your preparations for the FTCE General Knowledge test using the fun lessons, mini quizzes and practice exams in this mobile-friendly online course. These study tools are accessible anytime and can effectively strengthen your knowledge of concepts covered on the exam.
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About This Course
Our FTCE General Knowledge Test study guide is designed by professional instructors to help you be prepared to take this exam. To become licensed as a teacher in the state of Florida, you must pass the 4-part Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) General Knowledge test. The exam assesses your competency using multiple-choice questions in math, reading and language skills, and essay writing. Just a few of the skills tested on this exam and covered in this test prep course include literal reading comprehension, probability, essay skills and number sense. Because this course is self-paced and directed, you can study as little or as much of it as you need to at your convenience on any mobile device or computer.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This course is designed to prepare you for the FTCE General Knowledge Test by helping you complete these objectives. Our professional instructors created this course to help you master these objectives with the ultimate goal of preparing you to earn the best score you can on test day. Utilize the lesson quizzes and chapter tests to help gauge your progress or to make sure that you're ready to take the FTCE exam.
- Understand correct word choice and sentence structure
- Detail accurate capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar skills
- Write essays with improved skills
- Discuss literal reading comprehension and inferential comprehension
- Outline number sense, math operations and measurement
- Describe spatial sense, geometry and algebraic thinking
- Identify probability and the coordinate plane
- Understand how to write essays well
- Explain data analysis
Our FTCE General Knowledge Test study guide course is broken down into 17 chapters and 123 lessons by subject, aligning with the subjects covered on the test. The video lessons included here are generally less than 10 minutes long for quick study and cover topics from word choice to data analysis. As you work through the course, you can track your progress by accessing the Dashboard. In this portal you can also submit any questions you have for one of our experts to answer. The lesson quizzes and chapter tests will give you a sense for how you might do on exam day.
FTCE General Knowledge Test Exam Information
Once you pass the FTCE General Knowledge Test, you'll be licensed to teach in the state of Florida. This exam tests the general knowledge of prospective teachers and their readiness to begin their professional careers in education.
- Number of Questions: 126 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice and one essay question
- Time Limit: 4 hours and 5 minutes
- Exam Cost: $130
FTCE General Knowledge Test Exam Breakdown
|FTCE General Knowledge Test Exam Concept||Percent of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Study.com Chapter|
|English Language & Competency Skills||31%||40 questions||32 lessons|
|Mathematics Competency & Skills||36%||45 questions||52 lessons|
|Reading Competency & Skills||31%||40 questions||16 lessons|
|Essay Writing Competency Skills||2%||1 question||13 lessons|
Registering and Preparing for the FTCE
You can register for the exam online. You'll need to create a user account and answer questions about your academic background and experience before choosing a testing date. At that time, you can enter the codes for the schools or school districts you'd like to have your scores sent to when they're available. Once you've completed your registration and scheduled the exam date, you'll receive an email with a ticket you'll need to present on test day. You'll also need to bring photo identification to enter the testing site. Communication, music, Internet-accessible and photo-enabled devices, as well as calculators, books and paper, aren't allowed in the testing room.
In addition to the preparation resources provided on the FTCE website, we offer engaging video lessons in this study guide that encompass the complete range of topics covered on the exam. Test your knowledge level by using the quizzes associated with each lesson, and review the lessons to go over topics where you could use some improvement. Re-take the quizzes after watching the video to determine your level of comprehension of the subject matter. The quizzes give you the opportunity to assess your knowledge in a particular area and get you familiar with a computerized testing structure.
Scoring the FTCE
You'll need to pass all four subtests in order to pass the entire FTCE general knowledge test. After you take the tests, you will be able to see immediately the unofficial status of how you did on the three multiple-choice tests, which will show up as either a pass or non-pass. Within four weeks of taking the tests, you will receive more detailed scores for the multiple-choice tests. Since the exam includes a manually scored essay subtest, those results take longer to calculate, and will be available to you online within 6 weeks after you take the entire FTCE general knowledge test.
On the multiple-choice tests for mathematics, reading, and English language skills, the passing score is at least 200 points or higher on each of these scaled tests. You must score a total of eight points or more on the essay test to pass. You can access your testing history and score reports for 60 days after they have been reported through your online account. Once the 60 days have run out, you'll need to pay a fee if you need a duplicate report sent to you.
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