Speech 6–12 (041)

The Bureau of Educator Certification is no longer accepting new applications for certification in this field and the examination will be retired as of December 31, 2017. Review more information about these changes.

The Speech 6–12 subject area examination consists of two subtests. Subtest 1 contains multiple-choice questions that assess your knowledge of the fundamentals of and role of context in effective communication, listening and research skills, message creation and delivery for public speaking, forensic events and techniques, and instructional techniques. For Subtest 2, you will prepare and present a three- to five-minute speech, which will be videotaped.

Registration Information

For a single test fee you may register to take either one or both subtests in one test session. You must pass both subtests to pass this examination.

Format Computer-based test (CBT); This test has two subtests. You may register to take one or both subtests at one test appointment.
Subtest 1 (Written): approximately 90 multiple-choice questions
Subtest 2 (Speaking): oral presentation (videotaped speech)
Time Subtest 1 (Written): 1 hour and 30 minutes
Subtest 2 (Speaking): 50 minutes (45 minutes of preparation, 3–5 minute presentation)
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 Offered through 12/31/2017
By appointment, year round. You will schedule your test during registration, based on available dates.
Test Sites Only at select test sites. Locate a test center Link opens pop-up window.
Passing Score Subtest 1 (Written): A scaled score of at least 200
Subtest 2 (Speaking): A holistic score of at least 4
Reference Materials Provided for This Test None
Test Fee First attempt Link opens pop-up window: $200(for one or both subtest[s])
Retake Link opens pop-up window: $220(for one or both subtest[s])
Score Reporting A receipt of completion is provided immediately after testing; score reports are released within 6 weeks of testing. Review information about score report dates Link opens pop-up window.
Testing Policies When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies.
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