FTCE (047) Study Guide

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What’s in the FTCE ESOL K-12 Study Guide?

Diagnostic Test Info

  • Fully assess your starting knowledge
  • Pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, so you can focus your study effectively.
Diagnostic Test

Diagnostic Test

  • Fully assess your starting knowledge
  • Pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, so you can focus your study effectively.

Instructional Content Videos

  • Build background knowledge on a topic
  • Reinforce what you have already learned


  • Retain information faster by practicing active recall
  • Gain confidence-based repetition and spaced repetition


  • Improve memory retention
  • Provide firm foundation for stages of learning

Practice Tests

  • Authentic practice questions
  • Designed to mimic test-day conditions

What Do We Mean When We Say Test-Aligned?

Our curriculum team studies all of the standards and competencies for the FTCE ESOL K-12 (047) 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.

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We’ve taken the guesswork out of what to study. Our guides are aligned to the exact standards of the official FTCE exam and structured so you build on the concepts you need to know. Use the “search” feature to see where any particular standard appears within the guide.

Track Your Progress Within the Process.

Study Guides are organized into learning modules and then smaller sections that include instructional content and videos, flash cards, and quizzes. Explanations are provided for each of the choices, so you understand why an answer is correct.

Full-Length Practice Tests.

Each study guide comes equipped with full-length practice tests. Full of authentic and test-aligned questions, these practice tests mimic the test day experience to ensure you arrive on test day ready to pass!

FTCE ESOL K-12 Quick Facts

Test Breakdown

Questions: approximately 110 multiple-choice questions

Time Limit: 2 hours and 30 minutes


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.


A scaled score of at least 200 is needed to pass the ESOL K-12 exam.

Register for the FTCE ESOL K-12 (047) exam here.

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The practice tests mimic the exam in length and format. At the end, you’ll get a full breakdown of your results. If you aren’t happy with your Practice Test score — we recommend a minimum score of 80% — then use the study guide to improve it.

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How do I pass the FTCE ESOL K-12 (047) test?

To pass the FTCE ESOL K-12 (047) 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 240 Tutoring 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 FTCE ESOL K-12 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 ESOL K-12 (047) test?

You will not receive a scheduled break during the FTCE ESOL K-12 (047) exam, but have the ability to take an unscheduled break if needed. Any time taken for breaks is considered part of your available testing time.

Is the FTCE ESOL K-12 test hard?

According to the 2020 Annual Administration and Technical Report passing rates for the FTCE ESOL K-12 (047) exam were 51% in 2020.


How long will the FTCE ESOL K-12 (047) test take me?

The full test itself is 2 hours and 30 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.