PRAXIS II Fundamental Subjects Content Knowledge Exam (5511)

This exam is designed to assess your general knowledge of Science, Social Studies, Citizenship, Mathematics and, English Language Arts. You will be given 2 hours to complete this 120 multiple choice question test. An on-screen scientific calculator is provided.

English Language Arts
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of reading and communication, the usage of language, fact versus opinion, influences and conclusions, using words in context, vocabulary, meanings of literary terms and elements, and comparisons of literary texts. Your understanding of poetry, fiction, speeches, nonfiction and various literary texts will also be assessed.

You can use a four function calculator for this portion of the exam. This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of basic mathematical competencies needed for every day life. The following areas of mathematics are included in this exam: basic algebra, measurement, geometry, probability and data analysis. The algebra portion of the exam will cover usage of percentages, ratios, solving word problems and expressing them in algebraic form; estimating skills, numeration, and place values. The measurement and geometry section will cover selection and usage of various methods of measurement, using scales to figure measurement of models, maps and drawings, figuring volume, area, circumference and perimeter.

The probability and data section will cover the determination, mean, median, range and mode of data sets; trends and patterns of data and graphs; calculation and usage of probability in various problems; and, the interpretation of data from spreadsheets, graphs, tables and charts.

Social Sciences and Citizenship
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of the major concepts of social sciences. The economic choice section will assess your knowledge of economic factors that impact individuals, events, nations and various types of institutions. The relationship between culture, geography and economics will also be covered in this section. Under the government and civics section you will be tested on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, the systems of government, and the functions of American government. In the geographic section of the exam your ability to utilize maps, charts and graphs will be assessed. Your knowledge of human adaptation and, environmental influences; cultural influences on people’s lives; and human behaviors will also be covered in this section of the exam. Under the historical change and continuity section your ability to utilize chronological thinking, understand multiple points of view understand historical artifacts and documents and, understand the impact of religions, movements, social groups and individuals on history will be assessed.

This section of exam will assess your knowledge of general scientific concepts. Your knowledge of orders, organization, measurement, change, evolution, equilibrium, natural earth processes, biological processes, and the inter-action of matter and energy will be assessed. Your ability to gather information from nature, collect scientific data, and draw conclusions will be assessed in the nature and history of science, section of the exam. Your knowledge of the diversity and characteristics of living organisms; various environmental processes and their impact on living organisms; and the importance of energy and properties of matter will be assessed. In the science and technology segment of the exam your knowledge of social, political, ethical, and economic issues surrounding technology will be assessed. Knowledge of medical and health issues of society along with human and environmental issues will be assessed.

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