Praxis Art: Content and Analysis (5135) Exam

The Praxis Art: Content and Analysis Exam is designed to evaluate the readiness to teach art.

This computer-delivered exam is 2 hours in length. The exam consists of 85 selected-response questions and 3 constructed-response questions. There may be some questions included that do not count toward your score.

Your score is based on the number of questions you get correct, so you will not be penalized for questions answered incorrectly. With this in mind, even if you are not 100% sure of the answer to a question, always take an educated guess.

Accommodations are available for individuals with conditions that meet the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. If you require such accommodations, be sure to make this request in writing.

Some of these testing accommodations include extended testing time, additional beaks, separate testing room, screen magnification, selected screen background and foreground colors, JAWS screen reader, reader, scribe, and large print test book and answer sheet.

What are the categories and topics covered on this exam?

  • Art Making: 55 selected-response questions
  • Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Art: 30 selected-response questions
  • Art Analysis: 3 constructed-response questions

Art Making

Some of the topics that will be evaluated under this category include developing and critiquing, personal artwork, art and principles of visual organization, historical methods, art and safety, environment, and storage, drawing, painting, and printmaking materials, digital photography, videography, sculptural materials, fiber art materials, and presenting artwork.

Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Art

Some of the topics that will be evaluated under this category include art materials within an art historical context, stylistic traits of art and architecture from various time periods, purpose of art and architecture in different time periods, visual art and architecture from different continents, general context of art from different continents, theories of art, and art & critical response.

Art Analysis

The topics that will be evaluated under this category include historical and theoretical foundations of art, and art making.

What is the most convenient way to register for the exam?

Online registration is the most convenient way to register for this exam. You can make your payment via credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Once registration is complete, you will be given an admission ticket, which you will need on testing day.

You also have the options of registering through the mail or over the phone.

What is the cost of the exam?

The cost of the Praxis Art: Content and Analysis Exam is $146. A surcharge of $5 will be charged to examinees in the state of Nevada.

What should I do the day of the exam?

Arrive at the center 30 minutes early to ensure you have enough time to park, check-in, and get settled before testing begins. Be sure you bring your admission ticket and a form of identification that includes your name, signature, and recent photo of you.

A passport, passport card, driver’s license, national identification, and military identification card are examples of acceptable forms of identification.

You will not need a calculator for this exam, nor are you allowed to bring one into the testing area. Some other items that are prohibited include a cell phone, purse, study materials, and food/drink.

Can I take a break during the exam?

You are allowed to take a restroom break, the time used for your break will be deducted from the total amount of time you have for actual test-taking.

What happens after I take the exam?

Approximately 2-3 weeks after your testing window closes, you will receive access to your official score report.

What happens if I don’t pass the exam?

After a 21-day waiting period, you can re-take the exam as many times as necessary, to pass.

How Can I Prepare for the Praxis Art: Content and Analysis Exam?

That’s a great question.  We’ve broken down the answer into three parts.

  1. Do yourself a favor and study.  Do not walk in unprepared. We have recommended prep materials below, but that only helps if you actually try.  Plus, studying is actually proven to be the best antidote to test anxiety.
  2. Take care of yourself.  Make sure you’re eating well, exercising, and sleeping.  All of these things are scientifically linked to brain performance.  If you take care of your body, you’ll be helping your grades.
  3. Get a study guide or set of flashcards.  Some people study better a certain way. Find your study strengths and make the most of them.  We’ve tried to make it easy for you by 
  4. tracking down the best study guide and flashcard set for your exam.  Below you’ll see 
  5. links to both!

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Last Updated: July 27, 2021