E T S Praxis Series

Reading Specialist (0300)

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The Reading Specialist test is intended primarily for persons who have advanced academic preparation and/or who are being considered for supervisory or instructional positions related to the teaching of reading instruction in grade K–12. The test is most appropriate for candidates with advanced preparation (i.e., those with a masterís degree or course work comparable to the training needed for a masterís degree) who expect to have specialized responsibilities related to the teaching of reading at any level from kindergarten through twelfth grade. It is also appropriate for individuals who wish to be considered for supervisory or instructional positions related to the teaching of reading; those seeking positions as reading clinicians, consultants, supervisors, specialists, coordinators, or resource persons and thus intending to be responsible for more than the teaching of developmental reading in a regular classroom setting.

The 120 multiple-choice questions cover both knowledge of relevant facts and the ability to analyze problems and apply principles to reading literacy instruction. The test content covers the theoretical and knowledge bases of reading, the application of theoretical and knowledge bases of reading, the application of theoretical and knowledge bases of reading in instruction, the application of theoretical and knowledge bases of reading in diagnosis and assessment, and reading leadership. As much as possible, the test questions involve the evaluation and application of ideas and practices to reading literacy instruction, as opposed to the recall of factual material.

This test may contain some questions that will not count toward your score.