THE PRAXIS II Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Exam (5272) is taken by candidates interested in teaching deaf or hard of hearing students at any grade level. The test is composed of 120 multiple choice questions. Candidates have two hours to complete the exam. The test can be broken down into the following sections:
Characteristics of Learners and Their Development – 19 questions
Assessment, Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Program Planning – 28 questions
Instructional Content and General Pedagogy – 28 questions
Planning and Managing the Teaching and Learning Environment – 21 questions
Foundations of Deaf Education and Professional Practice – 24 questions
Characteristics of Learners and Their Development
This section will test your knowledge of topics like the stages and characteristics of human development, factors that affect the development of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students, anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanisms, the impact of hearing loss on speech and hearing, and hearing loss etiologies and resulting difficulties.
Assessment, Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Program Planning
This section includes a variety of topics including audiological assessments, collaboration with stakeholders, gathering data for recommendations, stakeholder roles in the IEP process, the influence of diversity, and performance data and informal input.
Instructional Content and General Pedagogy
This section includes topics like curriculum materials and instructional practices, language development, literacy and communication skills, instructional techniques, and lesson plans.
Planning and Managing the Teaching and Learning Environment
This section includes topics like classroom and in-school transitions, assistive listening and communication devices, establishing and maintaining a safe classroom, and cochlear implants.
Foundations of Deaf Education and Professional Practice
This section includes topics like developments in deaf education, service delivery models, IDEA legislation, program models, technology, and communicating with diverse audiences.