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How to Pass the FTCE Elementary Education K-6: Language Arts and Reading (601) exam?

Discover your strengths and weaknesses using a diagnostic test

Our study guide includes a diagnostic test you can take before you start studying to determine your strengths and weaknesses. After completing the diagnostic test you will receive a personalized study plan so you know what to focus on in your studies.

Master the concepts covered on the exam using test-aligned study materials

The study guide’s instruction content breaks down the key information you need to know about each concept. Includes written and video content for different learning styles

Assess your knowledge of each concept with practice questions

The study guide comes with 1000s of authentic practice questions. Each concept comes with a set of quizzes you can take to assess your knowledge of the material you just studied.

Take full-length practice tests to ensure you are ready on test day

The study guide includes three full-length practice tests. These tests are designed to mimic the real exam, meaning they have the same numbers of questions and time limit as the real exam.

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FTCE Elementary Education K-6: Language Arts and Reading (601) Study Guide Format

The FTCE Elementary Education K-6: Language Arts and Reading (601) study guide includes instructional videos, quizzes, flashcards, and 1000+ practice questions. The study guide covers 13 concepts including Phonics and Fluency, Comprehension, Text Analysis and much more!

What Concepts are Covered in the FTCE Elementary Education K-6: (601) Study Guide?

The FTCE Elementary Education K-6: Language Arts and Reading study guide consists of the following concepts:

ConceptNumber of LessonsPractice Questions
Emergent and Early Literacy6126
Phonics and Fluency6129
Vocabulary and Skills8119
Comprehension376
Genres334
Promoting Literacy542
Text Analysis334
Teaching Writing647
Types of Writing790
Types of Assessment480
Assessing ELA980
Communication674
Media28

Each concept includes instructional content and videos to ensure you understand that topic. They also come with practice questions so you can test yourself on the information you just learned.

How to Use the Study Guide

You can start studying by taking our diagnostic test to learn your strengths and weaknesses. Then you can start working through the concepts. The instructional content, which includes videos and written content,  gives you all the necessary information to understand that topic. Each concept has its own set of flashcards and quizzes you can use to test your knowledge of that specific concept quickly. Once you have worked through all the concepts, you can move on to the full-length practice tests. These practice tests mimic the test day environment, meaning they will have the same amount of questions and time limit as the real test. You will have three attempts at taking the practice test.

Is the Study Guide Test-Aligned?

Our curriculum team studies all of the standards and competencies for the FTCE Elementary Education K-6: Language Arts and Reading (601) exam and cross-references them with the current and previous questions released by the official testing company. We then work with content and teaching experts to distill down what test-takers need to know. No matter where you are in the study guide, you can always see how the concept you are learning is aligned to the test standards.

Benefits of Using the Study Guide

The FTCE Elementary Education K-6: Language Arts and Reading study guide was created to help you pass your FTCE Elementary Education K-6: Language Arts and Reading (601) exam. The comprehensive study guide provides you with all the information and study resources you need to be successful on test day!

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FTCE Elementary Education K-6: ELAR Quick Facts

Test Breakdown

The FTCE Elementary Education K-6: Language Arts and Reading exam consists of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions with a 1 hour and 5 minute time limit.

Check out our full exam overview to learn more about the exam’s format.

Cost

$150 (all four subtests); $37.50 (one subtest) $75 (two subtests) $112.50 (three subtests)

Number of Attempts

There are no limits on how many times you can take the test before you pass — however, you have to wait 31 days between testing attempts.

What to Bring

You need to bring two valid, unexpired forms of identification in English.

Dates and Locations

Tests are by appointment only, year-round. Click here to find a testing site near you.

Scoring

You must score at least a 200 on each subtest in order to pass the exam.

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FTCE Elementary Education K-6: ELAR FAQs

How do I pass the FTCE Elementary Education K-6: ELAR test?

To pass the FTCE Elementary Education K-6: Language Arts and Reading (601) test, you must first understand what is on the exam and what you will be expected to know. The best way is to review the 240Tutoring test breakdown materials and practice questions. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.

What can I expect when I arrive at the testing site to take the Elementary Education K-6 (601) test?

When you get to the testing site, expect to have your identification checked, your photo taken, your palm scanned, your eyeglasses checked, and to place your belongings in a secure storage space. You will be given an erasable notepad and pen. Before starting the test, you’ll have to complete a short tutorial and sign an agreement.

Do I get a break during the FTCE Elementary Education K-6: ELAR test?

If you take 3 or more subtests in a single session, you will receive a 15-minute break.

Is the FTCE K-6: Language Arts and Reading test hard?

According to the 2020 Annual Administration and Technical Report the passing rate for the Language Arts and Reading (601) exam was  54% in 2020.

How long will the FTCE Elementary Education K-6: ELAR (601) test take me?

The full test itself is 1 hour, and 5 minutes, but expect to be at the testing site longer. It takes time to get checked in and get started. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment time.

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