Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge

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  • Reading and Language Arts; Mathematics; Social Studies; Science
  • 140 selected-response questions, including both selected-response and numeric entry
  • 150 minutes
  • Varies by state (scaled score)

Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Overview

The Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018) exam is a test required by many states for credential candidates planning to teach at an elementary school level. It is a single, computer-delivered test that must be taken at one sitting, but it is comprised of questions from four distinct domains: Reading and Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science.

Reading covers Foundational Skills; Literature and Informational Text; Writing; Language; and Speaking and Listening.

Mathematics covers Numbers and Operations, Algebraic Thinking; Geometry and Measurement; and Data, Statistics, and Probability.

Social Studies covers Geography, Anthropology, and Sociology; World History; US History: Government, Citizenship, and Democracy; Economics; and Social Studies as Inquiry and Social Studies Processes.

Science covers Earth and Space Science; Life Sciences; Physical Sciences; Impact of Science and Technology on Society; and Science as Inquiry and Science Processes.

The test consists of selected-response questions. An on-screen scientific calculator is provided for the computer-delivered test.

Praxis Elementary Education (5018) Testing Costs

2023 Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Testing Costs*

Below is an overview of the 2023 Praxis Elementary Education (5018) testing fees for computer-based testing.

Service Fees
Registration $120 test registration fee
Change to test center or date Additional $40 fee
Phone Registration Additional $35 fee
Additional score reports $50 per report


Praxis Elementary Education (5018) Test Dates

2023 Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Test Dates*

Computer-based testing for the Praxis Elementary Education (5018) exam is available year-round by appointment. Alternatively, online-proctored testing is offered remotely.

Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018) Test Dates Results Release Date
5/1/23 - 5/27/23 6/9/23
6/5/23 - 6/24/23 7/7/23

*This information is subject to change. All test-takers should visit the official Praxis website at to confirm fees, registration, and testing requirements before enrolling.

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