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Taking the English 6-12 exam can be a daunting task. Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, it covers a lot of ground.
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What’s on the English 6-12 exam?
Taking the English 6-12 exam can be a daunting task. Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, it covers a lot of ground. This breadth can make it hard to know how to prepare. Luckily, if you understand how the test is organized and what it is testing, you will have no problem prepping for this test. In order to cover everything, the exam is broken into five competencies.
What to Expect
The English 6-12 exam consists of 80 multiple-choice questions and 1 essay. You will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the multiple-choice section and 1 hour to complete the essay. The test is administered via computer.
You should expect to see three main types of questions: single-answer, stimulus-based, and cluster. You should expect most questions to require you simply to click an oval next to the correct answer. They may ask you to zoom in on details in a graphic or picture, click boxes next to all that apply, click on checkboxes, click on parts of a graphic or sentence, use a drag and drop feature, or select your answer from a drop-down menu.
|Multiple-Choice Competencies||Approx % of Multiple-Choice Section|
|Knowledge of the effective use of the English language at the postsecondary level||23%|
|Knowledge of effective writing skills||21%|
|Knowledge of literacy processes across genres||21%|
|Knowledge of a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, and informational texts||23%|
|Knowledge of critical responses to media||12%|
|Essay Competency||Approx % of Essay Section|
|Demonstration of the ability to respond critically through an analysis of a literary selection||100%|
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