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Early Childhood Assessment (5026)

Test at a Glance

The Praxis® Early Childhood Assessment test is designed for candidates who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities in early childhood reading and language arts, social studies, math, and science instruction that are important and necessary as they prepare to enter the field of elementary education in prekindergarten and the lower elementary grades.

Test Name Early Childhood Assessment
Test Code 5026
Time 4 hours
Number of Questions 180 selected-response questions
Format

The test consists of a variety of selected-response questions, where you select one or more answer choices, and other types of questions. You can review the possible question types in Understanding Question Types.

Test Delivery Computer delivered
  Subtests Subject Test Length (Minutes) Approximate Number of Questions
  5027 Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies 120 90
5028 Mathematics and Science 120 90
Test Name
Early Childhood Assessment
Test Code
5026
Time
4 hours
Number of Questions
180 selected-response questions
Format

The test consists of a variety of selected-response questions, where you select one or more answer choices, and other types of questions. You can review the possible question types in Understanding Question Types.

Test Delivery
Computer delivered
Subtests Subject Test Length (Minutes) Approximate Number of Questions
5027 Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies 120 90
5028 Mathematics and Science 120 120
Test Name Early Childhood: Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies
Test Code 5027
Time 2 hours
Number of Questions 90 selected-response questions
Format Selected-response questions
Test Delivery Computer delivered
 
Content Categories Approx. # Questions Approx. % Examination
I.Reading and Language Arts
60 67%
II.Social Studies
30 33%
 
Content Categories Approx. # Questions Approx. % Examination
I.Reading and Language Arts
60 67%
II.Social Studies
30 33%
Test Name Early Childhood: Mathematics and Science
Test Code 5028
Time 2 hours
Number of Questions 90 selected-response questions
Format Selected-response questions
Test Delivery Computer delivered
 
Content Categories Approx. # Questions Approx. % Examination
I.Mathematics
58 64%
II.Science
32 36%
 
Content Categories Approx. # Questions Approx. % Examination
I.Mathematics
58 64%
II.Science
32 36%

About the Test

The Early Childhood Assessment test consists of two subtests — Early Childhood: Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies and Early Childhood: Mathematics and Science. The Early Childhood: Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies subtest consists of 90 test questions that are based on The Standards for the English Language Arts, published by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the International Literacy Association (ILA), and social studies content standards developed by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).

The Early Childhood: Mathematics and Science subtest consists of 90 test questions and is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards, the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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

About the Subtests

The Praxis Early Childhood: Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies subtest is designed for prospective teachers of children in prekindergarten and the lower elementary grades. The 90 selected-response questions cover the major concepts in the content areas of reading and language arts and social studies necessary to be licensed as a beginning teacher at the elementary school level. The assessment is designed and developed through work with practicing early childhood and elementary teachers, teacher educators, higher education content specialists familiar with The Standards for the English Language Arts, published by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the International Literacy Association (ILA), and social studies content standards developed by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).

The Praxis Early Childhood: Mathematics and Science subtest is designed to assess the content knowledge that prospective early childhood teachers must have to support children’s learning in these content areas. The 90 selected-response questions focus on the broad knowledge of mathematics and science necessary for prospective teachers of children in prekindergarten and the lower elementary grades. The specifications for this subtest were confirmed by an advisory panel consisting of expert elementary teacher educators and specialists familiar with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards, the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The subtests consist of a variety of selected-response questions for which you will select one or more answer choices, and other types of questions. You can review the possible question types in Understanding Question Types.

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

Sample Test Questions

This section includes sample test questions and explanations of the correct answer. These sample questions illustrate the kinds of questions on the test. They are not representative of the entire scope of the topics that may be covered on the actual test in either content or difficulty nor do they include actual questions that will be on the test.

Try Some Sample Questions

Note: These sample questions are included in the Study Companion PDF. They are different than the sample questions in the Early Childhood (5026) Interactive Practice Test.

Interactive Practice Test

This full-length Early Childhood practice test lets you practice answering one set of authentic test questions in an environment that simulates the computer-delivered test.

  • timed just like the real test
  • correct answers with detailed explanations
  • practice test results for each content category

Language Arts/Social Studies Practice Test

Mathematics/Science Practice Test

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Develop Your Study Plan

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