Pennsylvania has strict academic standards for its teachers. In order to teach English and social studies at the middle school level, you need to have a firm grasp of the content. That’s why incoming teachers are required to take the Praxis PA Grades 4-8 Core Assessment: English Language Arts and Social Studies exam.
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The Praxis PA Grades 4-8 Core Assessment: English Language Arts and Social Studies test has two sections: English language arts and social studies. You will be given one hour and 10 minutes to complete the test. During this time, you will be asked to answer 35 questions in each section.
The English language arts portion consists of reading and writing. The social studies portion contains five categories: geography, economics, U.S. history, world history, and government and political science.
While there are just two subject categories, the content within each is quite broad. It may seem impossible to know what concepts you should be studying. That’s why it’s imperative that you test your knowledge on the Praxis PA Grades 4-8 Core Assessment: English Language Arts and Social Studies (5154) practice test. This practice test is similar to the real thing and gives test takers a good idea of what to expect on test day.
Guarantee success by pairing the practice test with a study guide. You’ll be prepared and less stressed when it’s time to take the test. Good luck!