Praxis II English Language Arts: Content Knowledge Exam (5038)

In order to show that you have achieved the required level of knowledge, skills and abilities deemed necessary to successfully perform in the role as an educator of secondary school English Language Arts, you will be required to take and pass the Praxis II English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038) exam. This exam is a computer delivered test that consists of 130 selected-response questions that you will need to answer within a 150-minute time frame. As this is computer delivered, you will be able to skip questions and return to them at a later time throughout the exam. It is advisable to respond to as many questions as possible as your score will be based on the number of correctly answered questions with no penalty for incorrect responses.

Questions will be formatted as multiple-choice questions, including multiple-selection and single selection, order/match, audio or video stimulus, table/grid and select in passage. To see the types of questions you may be encountering on this examination, you can take our Praxis II English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038) practice test. As you go through this test, you will see Praxis II English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038) practice questions that cover the following Content Categories and related concepts:

  • Reading
    1. Literature
    2. Informational Texts and Rhetoric
  • Language Use and Vocabulary
  • Writing, Speaking and Listening

Once you have successfully passed the exam, you will have shown that you have achieved the required level of mastery of these concepts to succeed in the position as an educator. Passing scores are determined based on the requirements of the individual state. When you go to register for the exam, you will be asked to choose a testing location from an approved international network of testing sites. Since the test is computer delivered, you will be given the opportunity to learn how the interface works before beginning the examination.

Praxis II English Language Arts: Content Knowledge Practice questions