FTCE - Questions Quick Guide

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Are you getting ready to take the FTCE exam but not sure what to expect? A million questions are probably going through your head about the structure of the tests. Don’t worry, we’re here to ease your mind and help you better understand how the tests are set up.

First, we’ll look at how many questions are generally on an FTCE exam. Then, we’ll help you understand what kinds of questions are asked. We’ll specifically look at the differences between essay and selected-response questions. Last, we’ll discuss some of the best resources to use to study for the FTCE exams.

Are you ready? Let’s learn all about the questions on the FTCE.

How many questions are on the FTCE?

When preparing to take your FTCE exam, you want to be aware of how many questions you need to answer. You will also want to make sure you are prepared to answer the questions in the time allowed.

The Professional Education (PEd) exam and most Subject Area Exams (SAE) have one or two sections contain between 75 and 120 questions.

FTCE exams with multiple subtests generally contain 120 to 220 questions. These include the General Knowledge (GK), Elementary Education E-6, and Prekindergarten/Primary PK-3

More information on each FTCE exam can be found at 240 Tutoring. Simply select your exam and use the free practice test and Ultimate Guide to help break down the content of the exam.

What kinds of questions are on the FTCE?

Now that you’re familiar with how many questions are on the FTCE exam, you’ll need to know what kinds of questions are asked. Let’s take a look at the types of questions on each FTCE exam.

All FTCE exams have selected-response questions. These questions are multiple-choice questions that measure your level of knowledge on the content you need to know to teach in Florida.

Constructed-response questions, or essay questions, appear on multiple FTCE exams. On these questions, you are required to compose an essay on the given topic in the time allotted. The General Knowledge (GK), English 6-12, French K-12, German K-12, Middle Grades English 5-9, and Spanish K-12 exams all include essay questions.

Another type of question is an oral interview or speaking assignment that measures speaking skills in another language. The German K-12 and Spanish K-12 both include this type of question.

Are there any essay questions on the FTCE?

Essay questions can be difficult. You have to address the topic and make sure your essay is organized and grammatically correct in the time allotted.

The General Knowledge (GK), English 6-12, French K-12, German K-12, Middle Grades English 5-9, and Spanish K-12 exams all have constructed-response (essay) questions.

Again, 240 Tutoring‘s CRQ resource will help you better understand these types of questions and prepare you for your FTCE exam.

What are the best resources for studying for the FTCE?

Now that you’re more familiar with the structure and questions of the FTCE, what’s the next step?

The next step is finding resources to help you prepare for the questions on the FTCE exam. One of the best resources to prepare you is a study guide. A prepared study guide will break down the content on the exam and help you learn the material.

240 Tutoring has a study guide for the FTCE exam you’re preparing to take! These study guides include practice questions and multiple pages of study material to help you pass the test.

For more information on effective studying when you’re pressed for time, check out this video about test strategies and tips!

Hopefully, you now feel more confident about the types of questions on the FTCE and have some great resources to begin preparing for your exam.

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