PRAXIS II Teaching Foundations: Multiple Subjects Exam
The exam is aimed to test your knowledge of teaching foundations of multiple subjects, for a huge range of grade levels in the State of California. Individuals who are appearing for this exam are expected to be familiar with the California public schools teaching performance expectations. Four hours will be provided, to complete 50 multiple-choice questions and 4 written response questions. The M. C. Q will be one third of your final grade and the written response questions will be two third of your final grade. There will be one written response question, pertaining to teaching methodology for science, mathematics, social sciences and English. There will be 10 multiple choice questions, pertaining to classroom management, student assessment, human development and 20 multiple-choice questions pertaining to special needs, learning differences and English learners.
- Teaching Methodology for Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences and English: These are the written response questions and will cover and focus on monitoring student progress before during as well as after instruction, development of reading skills when teaching mathematics and strategies for teaching English learners a particular subject. Questions based on adaptation of instruction for special needs students, resources, activities and instructional strategies to facilitate student learning will be covered in this.
- Classroom Management: This section will focus on maximizing instructional time, establishment of procedures for routine tasks, writing student discipline plans, developing expectations for student's social and academic behavior and establishment of rapport with students and their families. Questions regarding use of social environments to maximize academic accomplishments and strategies for obtaining participation from all students will be covered in this section.
- Student Assessment: This section will focus on basic informal and formal student assessments, communication of student behavioral and academic strengths and interpretation of student assessments. Questions regarding modification of instruction, fundamental basic types of student assessments and the purposes of different types of student assessments will be covered in this section.
- Special Needs and Learning Differences: This section will focus on instructional strategies for special needs students, the impact of student's health on learning and behavior, learning styles, cultural expectations and gender differences. Questions based on learning disabilities, behavioral and emotional disabilities and mental retardation will be covered in this section. Your knowledge of talented and gifted students, sensory, medical and physical challenges, visual and perceptual challenges of the exceptional student will be tested in this section.
- Human Development: This section will focus on social, emotional, physical, moral, cognitive and physical development of adolescents. Questions include academic challenges, developments of abstract thinking skills and instructional activities that relate to life after high school graduation.