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## What’s on the Test?

The FTCE Middle Grades Mathematics 5-9 test contains 50 multiple-choice questions and is timed at 2.5 hours.

The exam is split into five competencies:

**1. Number Sense, Operations, and Proportionality**

*15% of the exam*

- Comparing and converting between rational numbers
- Performing operations with rational numbers
- Estimating irrational numbers
- Using scientific notation
- Applying factors of whole numbers to arithmetic operations
- Ratios and proportions
- Performing multi-step arithmetic operations with rational numbers
- Performing operations with numbers involving radicals
- Interpreting operations on rational numbers and radicals

**2. Algebra**

*30% of the exam*

- Numerical and algebraic patterns
- Evaluating functions
- Generating equivalent expressions
- Solving linear and absolute value equations
- Identifying slope and line intercepts
- Solving and interpreting systems of two-variable linear equations and inequalities
- Analyzing key features of quadratic functions
- Selecting graphical representations of exponential functions in the form $a{b}^{x}$ and $a{\left(1+r\right)}^{x}$
- Determining the impacts of shifting and scaling transformations on various formulas

**3. Geometry**

*20% of the exam*

- Defining attributes of triangles, quadrilaterals, and solids
- Formulas for area of a triangle and composite figures
- Formulas for volume and surface area of solids
- Solving problems involving perimeter, circumference, and area
- The coordinate plane
- Proportional relationships between 2D and 3D figures
- Translation, rotation, reflection, and scaling
- Determining the center, radius, and equation of a circle

**4. Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability**

*15% of the exam*

- Measures of central tendency
- Measures of variation
- Displays for univariate numerical and categorical data
- Estimates for total, mean, and percentage
- Properties of correlations in bivariate data
- Theoretical probabilities of outcomes and events
- Experimental and theoretical probabilities

**5. Student Reasoning and Instructional Practice**

*20% of the exam*

- Representing real-world contexts with appropriate mathematical expressions and equations
- Facilitating instruction in using mathematical strategies and concepts
- Identifying opportunities for students to evaluate their results
- Making mathematical connections between problems across subject areas
- Analyzing learning progressions
- Interpreting student mathematics assessment data
- Analyzing students’ mathematical misconceptions and gaps in knowledge

## How to Register

To get started with the registration process, you’ll need to create an FTCE/FELE account on their website. You can then register for the exam via your account.

The testing fee is $150.

## How the Exam is Scored

The FTCE Middle Grades Mathematics 5-9 test is scored using a scaled scoring method. Here’s how it works:

For every question you answer correctly, you get one point added to your **raw score**. At the end of the test, your final raw score will be converted to a **scaled score**. You’ll need a scaled score of at least 200 to pass the exam.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone that takes the test is given a slightly different set of questions. Since everyone has a different arrangement of questions, and because some questions are harder than others, converting your raw score to a scaled score ensures a more even playing field.

## FAQs

Can I use a calculator on the FTCE Middle Grades Mathematics 5-9 exam?

Yes, but you can’t bring your own. There will be a scientific calculator provided for you.

How many questions are on the FTCE Middle Grades Mathematics 5-9 exam?

The exam contains 50 questions.

What is the time limit for the FTCE Middle Grades Mathematics 5-9 exam?

The exam is timed at 2.5 hours.

What is the passing score for the FTCE Middle Grades Mathematics 5-9 exam?

You’ll need to get a final scaled score of at least 200 to pass.

How much does the FTCE Middle Grades Mathematics 5-9 exam cost?

The testing fee is $150.