# FTCE Middle Grades Mathematics 5-9 Practice Test

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## What’s on the Test?

Questions: 50
Time limit: 2.5 hours

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.

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## 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

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

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

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

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The exam contains 50 questions.

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

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The exam is timed at 2.5 hours.

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

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

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

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The testing fee is \$150.