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Communication and Literacy Skills What’s in the Study Guide

Taking the Communication and Literacy Skills 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 Communication and Literacy Skills 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 Communication and Literacy Skills exam?

Taking the Communication and Literacy Skills 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 two subtests–which are then broken into twelve objectives.

Reading Subtest – ObjectivesApprox Test Weighting
Meaning of Words and Phrases16.7%
Main Idea and Supporting Details16.7%
Writer’s Purpose and Point of View16.7%
Relationships Among Ideas16.7%
Critical Reasoning16.7%
Outlining Summarizing Graph Interpretation16.7%
You will have 4 hours to complete one or both subtests.

Communication and Literacy Skills What to Expect

The Communication and Literacy Skills exam consists of 42 multiple-choice questions on the Reading Subtest and 35 multiple-choice questions, 7 sentence correction items, and 2 open-response items on the Writing Subtest. You will have 4 hours to complete one or both subtests. 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.