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FTCE ESOL K-12
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Taking the ESOL K-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 ESOL K-12 exam?
Taking the ESOL K-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 three subtests – which are then broken down into five domains.
FTCE ESOL K-12
What to Expect
The ESOL K-12 exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions within 2 hours and 30 minutes. 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.
|Competency||Approx % of Total Test Questions|
|1||Knowledge of culture as a factor in English language learners’ (ELLs’) learning||8%|
|2||Knowledge of language as a system||12%|
|3||Knowledge of language acquisition and development||12%|
|4||Knowledge of second language literacy development||10%|
|5||Knowledge of ESL/ESOL research, history, public policy, and current practices||5%|
|6||Knowledge of standards-based ESOL and content instruction||14%|
|7||Knowledge of resources and technologies||8%|
|8||Knowledge of planning standards-based instruction of ELLs||10%|
|9||Knowledge of assessment issues for ELLs||8%|
|10||Knowledge of language proficiency assessment||5%|
|11||Knowledge of classroom-based assessment for ELLs||8%|
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