Praxis Technology Education (5051) Practice Test

If you need help studying for the Praxis Technology Education 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 Technology Education 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
Unscored Questions
It’s important to note that some questions on the test will not count toward your score. Why is that?

The unscored questions on the test are called “pretest” questions. These are added to the exam to determine if they’re good enough questions to add to future versions of the test.

The trick is that you won’t have any way of knowing which questions are scored and which ones are pretest. They will appear just like the scored questions throughout the test.

The time limit for the test is 2 hours. There aren’t any scheduled breaks, but you’re free to take a 10-minute restroom break if needed!

Let’s take a closer look at the different sections of the Technology Education test:

18 questions

  • The nature of technology, tech education, and technological literacy
  • Understanding how invention and innovation occur
  • The influence that knowledge from other fields of study has on technological development
  • The influence of technological innovations on human history
  • Critical changes in technology throughout human history
  • The effect of various factors on technology development
  • The impact of technology on society
  • Decreasing the negative environmental impact of technological systems
  • The relationships between engineering, science, technology, and math

24 questions

  • Implementing and documenting the steps of a design process
  • Selecting and using tools in a design process
  • Identifying a problem and defining design requirements
  • Generating possible solutions to design problems
  • Optimizing designs
  • Organizing and communicating solutions to design problems
  • Understanding systems thinking
  • Operating and troubleshooting technological systems
  • Applying design processes to systems and problems in energy, transportation, and power
  • Applying design processes to problems in information and communications technology
  • Applying design processes in manufacturing and construction problems

18 questions

  • Utilizing various control systems
  • Applying mathematical and scientific principles to solve problems
  • Energy utilization systems
  • Inputs used in transportation systems
  • Components of vehicles and support systems
  • Different processes pertaining to transportation operations
  • Different forms of energy and their differences
  • The relationship between energy, work, and power
  • Understanding how energy is controlled and measured
  • Applying concepts of energy and power to solve related problems
  • Applying safety practices related to working with power and energy

18 questions

  • Major concepts and terms pertaining to information systems
  • Using appropriate tools and materials to solve communications problems
  • Using operating systems, networking components, and software applications in the lab/classroom
  • Recognizing various network structures
  • Concepts that make up a communications system
  • Concepts and terms pertaining to various types of communication
  • Arranging elements of a communication message to make the message effective and aesthetically pleasing
  • The impact of communication technology on society and culture
  • Legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of communications and information technologies
  • Issues and trends in information and communications technologies

18 questions

  • Management functions used in construction and manufacturing
  • Applying a systems model to manufacturing and construction processes
  • Key concepts pertaining to the efficiency of production
  • Difference between various manufacturing systems
  • Properties of materials used in manufacturing products
  • Primary processing methods of converting raw materials into industrial materials or standard stock
  • Key concepts pertaining to construction
  • Properties of materials used in the construction of structures
  • Systems and subsystems of buildings and structures
  • Static and dynamic loads and how they produce forces

24 questions

  • Creating and implementing a curriculum based on national and state standards
  • Selecting appropriate instructional content
  • Applying appropriate instructional technology equipment, processes, materials, and tools to enhance teaching
  • Maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment
  • Modifying instructional activities and methods to address the diverse needs of students
  • Current educational policy, legislation, and funding opportunities
  • The history, issues, and trends related to technology education
  • Management of resources, records, and budgets
  • The importance of promoting technology education internally and externally
  • The importance of becoming involved in professional associations and organizations related to technology education

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

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Praxis Scores

The Praxis Technology Education 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 159.

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 Technology Education test?


The test contains 120 questions.


What is the time limit for the Praxis Technology Education test?


The test is timed at 2 hours.


What is the passing score for the Praxis Technology Education test?


Each state sets its own passing score requirements.


How much does the Praxis Technology Education test cost?


The testing fee is $130.