Praxis II: English Language Arts: Content KnowledgeE 5038

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    Praxis II: English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038

    Hi all - I'm going to take the English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038) so that I have the opportunity to teach middle and high school english on top of my elementary education license.

    My test is Feb 9th, and I had a question for anyone who has taken it.

    Will I be able to see my unofficial score report at the end of the test? I've noticed for the secondary social studies tests that they show the scores, but I'm not sure about english.

    There's no written response sections to this test, if that helps.

    Thanks!
     
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    Just wanted to update on my own thread...(I seem to have to answer my own questions about tests on this site ;) )

    I recently took The Praxis II: English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038. It does allow you to view unofficial scores at the end of the test. There are no constructed responses...

    I stupidly didn't study for this test, except for a few hours last night, and was happy to see a passing score of 170 at the end. Hope this helps lurkers.
     
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    Congratulations on passing!
     
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    Hi, congrats! I am getting ready to take the test 5038. do the test takers have to study all the novels and all the literary works of the authors in depth? can u pls guide me a little bit? Thanks.
     
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    Congratulations! I wasn't able to answer your initial question because I took my exam on paper. Studying for a test that expansive is difficult, so I'm glad you simply went in and thought clearly.
     
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    Congrats on passing! I am going to take the exam on Sat, and am looking forward to getting it out of the way. Did you find any questions on it that stood out or surprised you? Any reflections on your testing experience would be great to see.
     
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    Welcome to A to Z, w3k.

    A word to the wise: we don't discuss actual specific test questions here on A to Z. See the WARNING near the top of this page? It mentions only NES (which is now part of Pearson), but the fact is that both Pearson and Praxis can and do monitor forums like this looking for infringements on the non-disclosure statement to which test takers agree when they register and then when they take the test.
     
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    oops, good to know! thanks much for the quick catch :)
     
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    You're welcome. We do certainly discuss content.
     
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    As teachergroupie said, it's not a good idea to talk about the questions themselves. I will say that to pass the English test it's really helpful to be a quicker reader, and to make sure your paragraph comprehension is up to par.

    That, combined with some intense cramming, helped me a lot.
     
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    I didn't study the novels and literary works at all but I don't advise you to do this.

    My barely above passing score probably reflects my lack of prep and it was only by doing very well on the other areas that I was able to pass.

    I look forward to seeing my official score report so I can look at the actual breakdown.
     
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    I took the test yesterday and am wondering how long it will take to see the full score.

    I found the study information on this site extremely helpful, especially the Elmer's guide found here (in another thread that I cannot post the link too b/c I am a new user :/ ) and am really happy that I found this site before taking the test. I was really worried about the exam before hand, but while actually taking it felt much more prepared than I realized I was. Good luck to everyone!
     
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    You didn't get an unofficial score after your test?
     
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    I received an unofficial score, but I have a hard time fully trusting anything not official, especially when I am not sure how or if things might change it. I guess I just don't trust unofficial stuff hahaha
     
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    I must have read my unoffical score wrong, I got a 175. Very happy to have passed. I am now wondering if it will be difficult to secure a high school English job without having English as my undergrad.

    I will also be picking up a high school History/SS certification and my major was Political Science...so that might be helpful?


    Any insight would be appreciated :)
     
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    New here and insanely nervous about taking the 5830 in a month. Transitioning from teaching college to high school. I'm very familiar with reading/language/grammar, but the questions re: educational jargon/theories make me so nervous. Any recommendation on where to start picking these things up for a person who didn't go through the "education" program in undergrad??
     
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    Sure: Wikipedia.
     
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    4th Time

    Hello. I'm a Gifted teacher and I'm taking this test for the fourth time. I keep getting about half the Reading portion correct and about two thirds of the WSL. I'm fine with the LUV portion. Do you have any advice or resources?

    Thank you
     
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    Hugs, allforone. Are you yourself gifted?
     
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    Fourth Time

    Yes. However, I have severe test anxiety. So often the knowledge that I acquired over the years goes away when I press the start button.
     
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