Praxis Middle School: Content Knowledge (5146)

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Number and Type of Questions 120 selected response questions
Time 120 min
Content Areas 1. Literature and Language Studies (25%)
2. Mathematics (25%)
3. History/Social Studies (25%)
4. Science (25%)
Cost $130

Frequently asked Questions

How hard is the Praxis 5146 exam?

The Praxis 5146 covers four broad content categories, therefore a thorough study plan will help test takers ensure success. While some test takers may typically consider mathematics questions challenging, they should keep in mind that math questions on this test focus on reasoning mathematically, not calculating the answer to math equations.

How long is the Praxis II Middle School test?

Test takers have 2 hours to complete the 120 selected-response questions on the Praxis II Middle School: Content Knowledge test. Additionally, examinees will also go through a tutorial on the computer-delivery method used to take the test and other administrative tasks.

What is a passing score for the Praxis II Middle School: Content Knowledge exam?

A passing score for the Praxis 5146 exam depends on where you are seeking licensure. Examples of passing scores range from 140 (Alaska) to 155 (District of Columbia).

Can I retake the Praxis 5146 test?

Test takers will need to wait 28 days after their previous exam to retake the Praxis II Middle School: Content Knowledge test. This rule applies regardless of whether a test taker has cancelled their previous score or not.

How much does the Praxis II Middle School test cost?

The Praxis 5146 test costs $130. Test takers who are current college students receiving financial aid may be eligible for a fee waiver. Those eligible for the waiver can apply via the test provider.

Can I use a calculator on the Praxis 5146 exam?

Test takers can use a non-programmable calculator on the Praxis II Middle School exam, although there will not be any questions requiring extensive computation. A calculator with just the four basic functions should be sufficient. Test takers must bring their own calculator if they choose to use one.

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