E T S Praxis Series

Middle School English Language Arts (0049)

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Test Name: Middle School English Language Arts
Test Code: 0049
Time: 2 hours
Number of Questions: 90 multiple-choice questions (Part A); 2 constructed-response questions (short-answer essay) (Part B)
Format: Multiple-choice and constructed-response questions
Weighting: Multiple-choice: 75% of total score
Short constructed-response: 25% of total score
Content Categories Approximate Number of Questions Approximate Percentage of Examination
I. Reading and Literature Study 45 37%
II. Language Study 16 13%
III. Composition and Rhetoric 29 25%
IV. Short Essays
1. Textual Interpretation
2. Teaching Reading/Writing
2 25%
Pacing and Special Tips: In allocating time on this assessment, it is expected that about 90 minutes will be spent on the multiple-choice section and about 30 minutes will be spent on the constructed-response section; the sections are not independently timed.