The Praxis II English Language Arts: Content and Analysis (5039) exam is designed to assess whether prospective secondary school English Language Arts teachers have achieved the level of knowledge, skill and ability deemed necessary to successfully perform in the position as an educator. It consists of selected-response questions and constructed-response questions, each divided into two separate sections. These questions are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts.
Section I: Selected-Response
This section accounts for approximately 75% of your total score on the exam. You are given 150 minutes to answer 130 questions. The examination is computer delivered, meaning you will have the ability to skip questions and come back to them on this portion of the exam. You are given the opportunity to learn the interface prior to beginning the exam. Note that your score is based only on the number of questions that you correctly answer with no penalty for those incorrectly answered, so no question should be left blank if time allows. Questions are designed to test your mastery of the following Content Categories and related concepts:
- Informational Texts and Rhetoric
Section II: Constructed-Response
This section will account for approximately 25% of your score. You will be given 30 minutes to respond to two questions in short essay format. The questions will ask you to analyze poetry or prose and read and analyse an excerpt from a literary essay.
To test your level of mastery for these concepts, take the Mometrix Praxis II English Language Arts: Content and Analysis (5039) practice test. This test will present Praxis II English Language Arts: Content and Analysis (5039) practice questions that reflect what you may encounter on the actual exam. Passing scores are ultimately established and determined by the individual state. Note that on your score report, constructed-response question points are reported separately. When you register for the examination, you will be given the opportunity to select a convenient testing location from an approved international network of testing sites.