- Fully assess your starting knowledge
- Pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses
Don’t waste another minute wondering if you’re going to pass your FTCE General Knowledge Test (GK): ELS test.
We’re here to help you get in the classroom! Start your journey by taking our free FTCE General Knowledge: English Language Skills practice test here.
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.
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.
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!
|Essay (825)||1 Essay||50 Minutes|
|English Language Skills (826)||40||40 Minutes|
|Reading (827)||40||55 Minutes|
|Mathematics (828)||40||1 Hour, 40 Minutes|
|If you take all three subtests in one session, you will receive a 15 minute break.|
approximately 40 questions, 40 minutes.
$32.50 for one subtest ($130 for all four subtest together)
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.
You need to bring two valid, unexpired forms of identification in English.
Tests are by appointment only, year-round. Click here to find a testing site near you.
For the English Language Skills, Reading, and Mathematics Subtests, you must score at least 200 points on each to pass.
When you finish taking the test, you will immediately get an unofficial pass/non-pass result based on the multiple-choice questions (unless they are experiencing score report delays). You can expect your official score within four weeks.
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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.Take a Free Practice 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.
The full test itself is 40 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.
You will not receive a break when only taking the ELS subtest in a single session. If you take all four General Knowledge subtests in a single session, you will receive a 15-minute break.
To pass the FTCE General Knowledge 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 240Tutoring test breakdown materials and practice questions. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.
Yea, it’s challenging. According to the FTCE FELE 2019 Annual Administration and Technical Report, in 2019 54% of test takers passed the FTCE GK ELS exam.