Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3 (053)

The Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3 test consists of four subtests covering content and content pedagogy in the following areas:

  • Subtest 1: Developmental Knowledge (531)
  • Subtest 2: Language Arts and Reading (532)
  • Subtest 3: Mathematics (533)
  • Subtest 4: Science (534)

Registration Information

If you are taking this test for the first time, you must register for the full test (all four subtests).

After the first attempt, you only need to retake any subtests not passed. You may register to retake any combination of subtests in one test session. You must pass all four subtests in order to pass the test.

When registering for retake, you must create a separate registration for each testing appointment. For example, to retake two subtests as separate appointments, you must create two registrations, each with one subtest.

The subtests selected on a registration cannot be changed. If you have a current retake registration but want to change the subtests to be given in a single testing appointment, you will need to cancel your current registration and create one or more new registrations with the desired combination of subtests.

Format Computer-based test (CBT);
Subtest 1: approximately 55 multiple-choice questions
Subtest 2: approximately 55 multiple-choice questions
Subtest 3: approximately 45 multiple-choice questions
Subtest 4: approximately 50 multiple-choice questions
All four subtests: approximately 205 multiple-choice questions
Testing Time Subtest 1: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Subtest 2: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Subtest 3: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Subtest 4: 1 hour
Your total appointment time will be longer than the testing time shown above. See Your Test Appointment for more information.
If you take 3 or more subtests in a single session, you will receive a 15-minute break. 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 A scaled score of at least 200 per subtest
Examinees must pass all four subtests to pass the Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3.
Reference Materials Provided for This Test A mathematics reference sheet is provided with your test.
Use of a calculator is not permitted for this test.
Test Fee First attempt Link opens pop-up window: $150 (full battery)
Retake Link opens pop-up window:
$37.50 (one subtest)
$75 (two subtests)
$112.50 (three subtests)
$150 (four subtests)
Score Reporting Unofficial pass/non-pass status is typically provided immediately after testing. However, onsite reporting may not be available for tests being redeveloped or revised. See Onsite Reporting Link opens pop-up window for current information.
All official score reports are released within 4 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.
Please read them now.
Resources View the content resource materials available for this test.

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