About this test
The Principles of Learning and Teaching test is designed to assess a beginning teacher's knowledge of a variety of job-related criteria. Such knowledge is typically obtained in undergraduate preparation in areas such as educational psychology, human growth and development, classroom management, instructional design and delivery techniques, evaluation and assessment, and other professional preparation.
The test includes four case histories, each presenting a particular teaching situation. For each case history, the examinee will respond to three short-answer questions related to the teaching situation described in the case history. The twelve short-answer questions will cover all of the content areas listed under Topics Covered. Each short-answer question will be scored on a scale of 0-2. Questions may require the examinee to do any of the following: demonstrate understanding of the importance of an aspect of teaching, demonstrate understanding of the principles of learning and teaching underlying an aspect of teaching, or recognize when and how to apply the principles of learning and teaching underlying an aspect of teaching. Each case history with short-answer questions will require approximately 25 minutes.
In addition, the test contains two sections of twelve multiple-choice questions covering an array of topics listed under Topics Covered. Each multiple-choice question section will require approximately 10 minutes.
This test may contain some questions that will not count toward your score.