An Overview of the Praxis Elementary Education 5018 Exam

By Carla C. Kirkland, Chan Cleveland

Part of Praxis Elementary Education For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge exam (5018) uses 140 questions to evaluate your understanding, application, analysis, and evaluation in four subject-area groups:

  • Reading and language arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social studies

The 140 questions of the exam are divided among four subject-area groups according to these proportions:

Test Subject Approximate Number of Questions Approximate Percentage of the Exam
Reading and language arts 49 35%
Mathematics 41 29%
Science 25 18%
Social studies 25 18%

The questions are in sync with state and national standards for English language arts and mathematics, as well as with the content standards for science and social studies.

Students have 150 minutes to complete 140 questions.