PRAXIS II Elementary Education Content Knowledge Exam (5018)

This exam is comprised of 140 multiple choice questions and you will have 2.5 hours to complete it. Usage of a four function or scientific calculator is permitted for this exam. This test was created for potential teachers of primary through upper middle school. There are 49 questions on Language Arts, 41 on Mathematics, 25 on Social Studies and, 25 on Science. A scientific calculator is provided.

Language Arts
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of communication skills, language in writing, reading instruction, literacy acquisition, test organization and structure for reading and writing and, understanding literature.

Mathematics
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of algebra, numeration, critical thinking processes, measurement, geometry, data organization and interpretation.

Social Studies
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science, American history, world history and, geography. The economic segment will cover major economic concepts, the government role in economics, impact of the economic market on populations and resources; and international economics. The sociology, anthropology and psychology segment of the exam will cover human growth, development and behavior; socialization, ethnic groups, cultural changes, and kinship patterns. The political science segment of the exam will cover state and local government, rights and responsibilities’ of citizens, forms of government, the purpose of government, and the United States Constitution. The American history segment of the exam will cover developments and transformations of the 20th-century; the American Revolution and founding of our nation, growth and expansion of the republic, and European exploration and colonization. The world history segment of the exam will cover early civilizations, cross-cultural comparisons, along with the rise and expansion of Europe.

Science
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of unifying processes, the history of nature science, science and personal and social perspectives, sciences inquiry, physical science, life science, and earth science. The unifying processes segment of the exam will cover structure and function models, systems, order systems organization, along with cycles and equilibrium. The history and nature of science segment of the exam will cover science as a career, science as a process, and historical perspectives of science. The science, personal and social perspectives segment of the exam will cover personal health, science, technology and society. The science as inquiry segment of the exam will cover planning and conducting simple investigations, the collection and organization of scientific data, using data to draw reasonable conclusions, and appropriate questioning techniques. The physical science segment of the exam will cover the structure and property of matter, and the inter-action of energy and matter. The life science segment of the exam will cover biological evolution, reproduction and heredity, and the structure and function of living systems. The earth science segment of the exam will cover the universe, the history of the earth and, structure of the earth.

PRAXIS II Elementary Education Content Knowledge Practice Questions