Praxis II Fundamental Content Subject Knowledge Exam by ETS
The exam is aimed to check and test your general knowledge of Science, Social Studies, Citizenship, Mathematics and, English Language Arts. Two hours will be provided, to complete the 100 multiple choice questions test. However use of a four function non-programmable calculator is allowed.
- English Language Arts: This section will test your knowledge of reading and communication, the usage of language, fact versus opinion, influences and conclusions, using words in context, vocabulary, meanings of literary terms and elements and comparisons of literary texts. Your Knowledge of poetry, fiction, speeches, non-fiction and different literary texts will also be focused in this section.
- Mathematics: Four function calculator is allowed for this portion of the exam. This section will test your knowledge of fundamental mathematical competencies needed for everyday lives. Following topics of mathematics will be covered in this exam: Basic algebra, measurement, geometry, probability and data analysis. The algebra portion of the exam will cover percentages, ratios, solving word problems and expressing them in algebraic form; estimating skills, numeration, and place values. The measurement and geometry section will cover selection and use of different methods of measurement, using scales to figure measurement of models, maps and drawings, figuring volume, area, circumference and perimeter. The probability and data section will cover the determination, mean, median, range and mode of data sets; trends and patterns of data and graphs; calculation and usage of probability in various problems; and the interpretation of data from spreadsheets, graphs, tables and charts.
- Social Sciences and Citizenship: This section will test your knowledge of the core concepts of social sciences. The economic choice section will test your knowledge of economic factors that influence individuals, events, nations and different types of institutions. The relationship between culture, geography and economics will also be covered. Under the government and civics section you will be tested on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, the systems of government, and the functions of American government. In the geographic section of the exam your ability to utilize maps, charts and graphs will be tested. Your knowledge of human adaptation and environmental influences; cultural influences on people's lives; and human behaviors will also be covered in this section. Under the historical change and continuity section your ability to utilize chronological thinking, understanding multiple points of view, understanding historical artifacts & documents and understanding of the influence of religions, movements, social groups and individuals on history will be tested.
- Science: This section will test your knowledge of general and basic scientific concepts. Candidate knowledge of orders, organization, measurement, change, evolution, equilibrium, natural earth processes, biological processes and the interaction of matter and energy will be tested. Ability to collect information from nature, collect scientific data and make conclusions will be tested in the nature and history of science, section of the exam. Your knowledge of the diversity and features of living organisms; different environmental processes and their influence on living organisms; and the importance of energy and properties of matter will be tested. In the science and technology segment of the exam your knowledge of social, political, ethical and economic issues surrounding technology will be tested. Knowledge of medical and health issues of society along with human and environmental issues will be tested.