angle-up angle-right angle-down angle-left close user menu open menu closed search globe bars phone store

Principles of Learning and Teaching PreK–12 (5625)

Test at a Glance

The Praxis® Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12 test assesses a new teacher’s understanding of educational practices foundational to beginning a career as a professional educator.

Test Name Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12
Test Code 5625
Time 2 hours
Number of Questions 100 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
Test Name
Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12
Test Code
5625
Time
2 hours
Number of Questions
100 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
 
Content Categories Approx. # Questions Approx. % Examination
I.Students as Learners
31 31%
II.Instructional Process
30 30%
III.Assessment
20 20%
IV.Professional Development, Leadership, and Community
19 19%
 
Content Categories Approx. # Questions Approx. % Examination
I.Students as Learners
31 31%
II.Instructional Process
30 30%
III.Assessment
20 20%
IV.Professional Development, Leadership, and Community
19 19%

About the Test

The Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12 test content assesses key indicators of the beginning educator’s knowledge of topics such as human development, learning processes, instructional processes, diverse learners, educational psychology, and professional issues. Examinees taking Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) will typically have completed, or will have nearly completed, an undergraduate education program. Each test includes questions that apply to specific grade levels as well as some that are universal to all grade levels.

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 Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12 (5625) Interactive Practice Test.

Interactive Practice Test

This full-length Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12 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

PLT PreK–12 Interactive Practice Test

Doing Your Best

 

Strategy and Tips for Success

Effective Praxis test preparation doesn’t just happen. You'll want to set clear goals and deadlines for yourself along the way. Learn from the experts. Get practical tips to help you navigate your Praxis test and make the best use of your time.

Learn more Strategy and Tips for Success

 

Develop Your Study Plan

Planning your study time is important to help ensure that you review all content areas covered on the test. View a sample plan and learn how to create your own.

Learn more Develop Your Study Plan