Praxis Core Writing Study Questions

55 free practice test questions for the Praxis Core: Writing teacher's exam given by ETS

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The Educational Testing Service (ETS)’s Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing exam is a computer based exam assessing writing levels of educators. The exam takes 100 minutes, and is divided in to two sections: one 40 minute selected response section, and two 30 minute essay questions.

The test has two content categories:

  • Text Types, Purposes, and Production
  • Language and Research Skills for Writing

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There are 42 questions on the Praxis Core Writing exam across the following three categories: Multiple-Choice Section (40 questions), Argumentative Essay section (1 essay), Informative/Explanatory Essay section (1 essay).

The Praxis Core Writing exam is 1 hour and 40 minutes long.

A passing score for the Praxis Core Writing exam is considered to be 150 in most states.

A passing grade on the Praxis Core Writing is often required for entry into teaching preparation courses.

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