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

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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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.

Learn about the test 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.

CompetencyApprox % of Total Test Questions
1Knowledge of culture as a factor in English language learners’ (ELLs’) learning8%
2Knowledge of language as a system12%
3Knowledge of language acquisition and development12%
4Knowledge of second language literacy development10%
5Knowledge of ESL/ESOL research history public policy and current practices5%
6Knowledge of standards-based ESOL and content instruction14%
7Knowledge of resources and technologies8%
8Knowledge of planning standards-based instruction of ELLs10%
9Knowledge of assessment issues for ELLs8%
10Knowledge of language proficiency assessment5%
11Knowledge of classroom-based assessment for ELLs8%
You will have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam.

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.