Middle Grades English 5–9 (014)

The Middle Grades English 5–9 subject area examination is divided into two sections: a multiple-choice section and a written performance section. Each section is independently administered, scored, and reported. Any unused time on one section cannot be used toward the other section. Once you complete a section and proceed to the next section, you cannot return to the previous section. You must pass both sections independently in order to pass the Middle Grades English 5–9 subject area examination.

Registration Information

You must register for both sections of the Middle Grades English 5–9 subject area examination if you are taking it for the first time. This requirement applies to all examinees, including those individuals who did not pass the Middle Grades English 5–9 subject area examination prior to January 1, 2015. After the first attempt, you may register to take a single section of the Middle Grades English 5–9 subject area examination in one test session. You are required to pass both sections in order to pass the Middle Grades English 5–9 subject area examination.

Format Computer-based test (CBT);
Multiple-Choice Section: approximately 80 multiple-choice questions
Written Performance Section: 1 essay
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Time Multiple-Choice Section: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Written Performance Section: 1 hour
Any time taken for breaks is considered part of your available testing time. Review the break policy Link opens pop-up window for more information.
Test Dates By appointment, year round. You will schedule your test during registration, based on available dates.
Test Sites CBT sites are located throughout Florida and nationwide. Locate a test center Link opens in a new window.
Passing Score Multiple-Choice Section: A scaled score of at least 200
Written Performance Section: At least 8 out of 12 points
You must pass both sections in order to pass this examination
Reference Materials Provided for This Test None
Test Fee First attempt Link opens pop-up window: $200 (full battery)*
Retake Link opens pop-up window:
$150 (single section)
$220 (both sections)
Score Reporting Unofficial pass/non-pass status for the multiple-choice section is provided immediately after testing; official score report is released within 4 weeks of testing.
Official score report for written performance section is released within 6 weeks of testing.
Testing Policies When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies.
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Resources View the content resource materials available for this test.

*If you did not pass the Middle Grades English 5–9 subject area examination prior to January 1, 2015, you will be required to take both sections of the test (full battery); you will be charged the first-attempt, full-battery fee of $200.

Tests may include test questions that are being evaluated for future administrations and that do not affect an examinee's score.