Praxis II Communication Exam by ETS

To measure the understanding of communications and related subjects and the capability to teach Communication at the elementary or high school level the Communications exam of the PRAXIS II Series is used. The Communications Exam is a two hour test consisting of 150 multiple choice questions that will test the understanding of information pertaining to areas of communication, the ability to use principles of communication, the use of logical skills. The questions are divided into six categories as follows:

  • 26 questions covering General Communication
  • 26 questions covering Speech
  • 25 questions covering Theater
  • 25 questions covering Media
  • 18 questions covering Professional Concerns
  • 15 questions covering Literature
  • 15 questions covering Language

The theory of communication, listening, participation of audiences, communication between individuals and between cultures, legal factors associated with communications is comprised in the category of General Communication.

The area Speech consists of topics such as public oration, interpretive reading, debate, and class discussions.

Topics including direction, acting, production, literature, and the origins and historical account of theater and drama may cover questions in the category of Theater.

Various forms of media including film, print, and television or reporting will contain questioning about the Media category. The examinee will be tested on knowledge of the history and techniques of media as well as the features of mass media.

Areas such as careers, organizations, and school connected interests, in addition to methods associated to communication in a professional feature and resources available on the subject will address the questions pertaining to Professional Concerns.

The area of Literature will evaluate knowledge, focusing on the skill to recognize well known authors, genres, and literature from particular periods. Examinees should also be well-known with literature from America as well as from other parts of the world, and they should reveal the capability to study literary works.

The group of Language will include questions regarding topics such as semantics and etymology. The history and variety of language and the subject of writing is also studied under this category.