PRAXIS II Speech Communication: Content Knowledge Exam (5221)

TThis test is designed for individuals who would like to teach speech at the junior and senior high-level. You will be given two hours to complete this 120 multiple-choice question exam. The exam can be broken down into eight sections:
Communication Fundamentals – 13 questions
Interpersonal Communication – 16 questions
Group Communication – 16 questions
Public Speaking – 21 questions
Media and Their Influences – 16 questions
Oral Interpretation and Performance Studies – 13 questions
Forensics: Competitive Speech and Debate – 13 questions
Assessment and Evaluation Issues – 12 questions

Assessment and Evaluation Issues
This section of the exam will cover test development, curriculum development and planning, text book selection, assessment of oral performances, cultural considerations and objective assessments of student performance.

Forensics: Competitive Speech and Debate
This section of the exam will cover managing tournaments, school relationships, and individual speaking events. Questions regarding argumentation and debate will cover: persuasion, parliamentary debates, cross examination debates, the Lincoln- Douglas debates and the debate team.

Oral Interpretation and Performance Studies
Questions regarding oral interpretation will cover performance techniques such as character development, voice, and creating a mood or image. There will also be questions regarding interpretation between the reader, audience and scripts. Questions regarding performance, creative dramatics, and narration will also be included in this section of the exam.

Interpersonal Communication
This section of the exam will will cover topics like interpersonal and intrapersonal elements of the communication process, relational communication competence, the effect of gender and culture, and emotional and relational messages.

Media and Their Influences
This section of the exam will cover audiovisual materials, production techniques, critical evaluation and analysis, film, radio, technology and television. There will also be questions regarding technological and social influences such as commercials, political funding, and campaigning.

Public Speaking
Questions regarding public speaking will cover speech evaluation, feedback, listening, pronunciation, dictation, voice, language, style, speech organization, audience analysis, and the purpose and types of public speaking.

Group Communication
This section of the exam will cover conflict management, group functions and roles, decision-making, problem-solving, and discussion principles.

Communication Fundamentals
This section of the exam will cover listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, goals and outcomes of interpersonal communication, and intercultural communication. Questions regarding competent communication will cover functions, developments, and assessment. The communication process questions will cover self-concept, closure, and perception.

Praxis II Speech Communication Practice Questions