E T S Praxis Series

Pre-Professional Skills Test: Reading (0710)

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Representative descriptions of topics covered in each category are provided below.

Current section: I. Literal Comprehension

I. Literal Comprehension

Literal comprehension content measures the ability to understand accurately and completely what is directly stated in a written message.

  1. Main Ideas
    1. Identify summaries or paraphrases of the main idea or primary purpose of a reading selection
  1. Supporting Ideas
    1. Identify summaries or paraphrases of the supporting ideas and specific details in a reading selection
  1. Organization
    1. Identify how a reading selection is organized in terms of cause/effect, compare/contrast, problem/solution, etc.
    2. Identify key transition words and phrases in a reading selection and how they are used
  1. Vocabulary in Context
    1. Identify the meanings of words as they are used in the context of a reading selection