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Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3 (053)
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Taking the Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3 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 Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3 exam?
Taking the Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3 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 consists of four subtests covering content and content pedagogy in the following areas:
- Subtest 1: Developmental Knowledge (531)
- Subtest 2: Language Arts and Reading (532)
- Subtest 3: Mathematics (533)
- Subtest 4: Science (534)
What to Expect
The Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3 exam consists of 220 multiple-choice questions. You will have 4.5 hours to complete the exam. If you take 3 or more subtests in a single session, you will receive a 15-minute break. 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.
|Subtest 1: Developmental Knowledge (531)||1 hour 10 mins|
|Subtest 2: Language Arts and Reading (532)||1 hour 10 mins|
|Subtest 3: Mathematics (533)||1 hour 10 mins|
|Subtest 4: Science (534)||1 hour|
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