E T S Praxis Series

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood (0521)

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Test Name: Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood
Test Code: 0521
Time: 2 hours
Number of Questions: 12 short-answer questions and 24 multiple-choice questions
Format: 4 case histories will be presented, each followed by 3 short-answer questions; 24 multiple-choice questions are included in two sections of 12 questions each
Categories that will appear on your score report Approximate Percentage of Total Score
I. Students as Learners (multiple-choice questions) 11%
II. Instruction and Assessment (multiple-choice questions) 11%
III. Teacher Professionalism (multiple-choice questions) 11%
IV. Students as Learners (short-answer questions) 22%
V. Instruction and Assessment (short-answer questions) 22%
VI. Communication Techniques (short-answer questions) 11%
VII. Teacher Professionalism (short-answer questions) 11%
Pacing Considerations: You will need to monitor your time carefully. Plan on approximately 25 minutes per case history. This amount of time has been ample for most examinees to read the case study and respond to the short-answer questions. Allow approximately 10 minutes to answer each of the two sections of multiple-choice questions. The multiple-choice questions are not associated with the case histories. Do not spend too much time on any one section of the test or on any one question.