Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary (5205) Practice Test

The Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary test was designed to evaluate prospective teachers’ knowledge and skills pertaining to reading development at the elementary level.

Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary (5205) Practice Test

 Study Guide

The Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary exam covers the five effective reading components identified by the National Reading Panel in an effort to ensure the inculcation of best practices among elementary reading teachers.

How do I sign up to take the Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary test?

First, make sure to check with the state in which you intend to teach, as each state has different eligibility requirements to sit for the exam. 

Registration for the Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary test can be completed online, after which you will immediately receive your test admission ticket. On exam day, you will need to bring your admission ticket and a photo ID.

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For an additional $35 fee, you can register by phone; or, you can register by mail by sending a registration voucher directly to ETS. To schedule your exam, check the ETS website for testing locations and available testing windows in your area.

What fees are associated with the Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary test?

The Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary test costs $156 at registration. You will incur an additional $40 fee if you need to change your scheduled testing location. Your initial score report is free, and additional score reports cost $50 per report.

What does the Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary test cover?

The Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary test is a computer-delivered exam consisting of 90 selected-response questions and 3 constructed-response questions. The selected-response (multiple-choice) questions account for about 75% of your score, while the constructed-response questions account for about 25% of your score.

You will be allotted 150 minutes (2.5 hours) to complete the Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary exam. Passing scores for the Praxis are determined by individual states and educational institutions. Make sure to check the ETS state information page, along with your state’s website, for specific passing score criteria. If you live in a state that allows automatic score reporting, you will be able to retrieve your initial score immediately after finishing the exam.

The Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary test consists of six content categories, with each category covering different standards and related topics. The content categories, number of questions per category, weighted percentages per category, and standards assessed will appear as follows:

  1. Phonological and Phonemic Awareness (11%)
  2. Phonics and Decoding (15%)
  3. Vocabulary and Fluency (18%)
  4. Comprehension of Literary and Informational Text (18%)
  5. Writing (13%)
  6. Assessment and Instructional Decision-Making (25%)

All three of the constructed-response questions are found in category VI.

Test Preparation

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