Praxis School Librarian (5312) Practice Test

If you need help studying for the Praxis School Librarian test or just want some more information about what the test is like, you’ve come to the right place!

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What’s on the Exam?

Questions: 120
Time limit: 2 hours

First, let’s talk about the questions on the Praxis School Librarian test. There are 120 selected-response questions in total.

Selected-response questions can appear in several different forms:

  • Single-selection multiple-choice
  • Selecting ALL correct answers from a list of choices
  • Selecting the correct answer from a drop-down menu
  • Clicking parts of a graphic such as a map or a chart
  • Dragging and dropping answers into a targeted area on the screen

The time limit for the test is 2 hours. There aren’t any scheduled breaks, but you’re free to take restroom breaks as needed!

Let’s take a closer look at the different sections of the School Librarian test:

21 questions

  • Organization, administration, and evaluation of the library media center
  • Budgeting
  • Supervising staff
  • Policies and procedures for operation

26 questions

  • Selecting and maintaining resources
  • Acquiring resources
  • Organizing resources
  • Circulating resources

26 questions

  • Print and nonprint resources
  • Digital resources
  • Terminology related to digital resources and equipment
  • Community resources
  • Collaborative relationships with other libraries
  • Process of interlibrary loans
  • Remote access
  • Equal access to programs and services
  • Factors that promote learning
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Citation for resources in various formats

33 questions

  • Knowledge of literature
  • Curriculum development and integration
  • Instructional design

14 questions

  • Organizations related to school library media
  • Professional development activities
  • Reflective practice

How to Register

To register for the test, you’ll need to create an account on the ETS website. Once your account has been created, you can submit your application to take the test.

When you submit your registration, you will need to pay the $130 testing fee.

The good news is that you might be able to get a fee waiver, if you meet ALL of these requirements:

  • You are receiving financial aid
  • You are an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student
  • You can provide a current FAFSA Student Aid Report that shows an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less
  • You are required to take the test by an authorized score recipient

Praxis School Librarian (5312) Study Guide and Flashcards

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Praxis Scores

The Praxis School Librarian 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. This scaled score will range somewhere between 100 and 200. The score you need in order to pass varies from state to state, but most states require a minimum score of 154.

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.

Receiving Your Score

When you receive your skill report, it will tell you how many questions you missed in each section and generally whether you passed or not.

Your scores will become available on your Praxis account on the score reporting date. When you get the score back depends on the testing date.



How many questions are on the Praxis School Librarian exam?


The exam contains 120 questions.


What is the time limit for the Praxis School Librarian exam?


The exam is timed at 2 hours.


What is the passing score for the Praxis School Librarian exam?


The passing score varies from state to state.


How much does the Praxis School Librarian exam cost?


The testing fee is $120.