FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 Exam

The Exceptional Student Education K-12 subject examination consists of 120 multiple-choice questions. Question formats will include direct question, sentence completion, command, data analysis, and scenario. Each question will contain four response options, which will be answered by bubbling in choice A, B, C, or D.

The test encompasses 7 core competencies, each with between 3 and 16 skill areas. Competencies are defined as area of content knowledge, with skills being the behaviors that demonstrate those competencies. Each competency is also assigned a percentage representing the approximate proportion of test items in that content area on the test. Together, the competencies and skills are representative of knowledge that has been determined by content specialists to be important for beginning teachers.

Test-takers will need to demonstrate knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education; assessment and evaluation; instructional practices in exceptional student education; assessing, designing, and implementing positive behavioral supports; language development and communication skills; skills related to teaching interpersonal interactions and participation; and the transition process.

FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 Exam Practice Questions

1. Having a child in a wheelchair participate in dodge ball with typical classmates for a P.E. grade is an example of:
A. supplementary services
B. accommodation
C. a least restrictive environment
D. adaptive education

2. The right of a child to participate in and be accepted by a school regardless of ability, gender, language, income, disability, religion, ethnic origin, race, or sexuality-even altering or rethinking policies, if needed-is called:
A. mainstreaming
B. inclusion
C. integration
D. desegregation

3. Which regulation requires a school district to provide a free appropriate public education to each qualified student with a disability who is in the school district’s jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability?
A. Children with Disabilities
B. Section 504
C. Title XI
D. Special Education Services

4. Who is NOT considered a member of the IEP team?
A. a special education teacher
B. a representative of the school with the authority to commit district resources
C. a school counselor
D. parents

5. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that all IEPs contain the following information regarding a child with a disability EXCEPT for which?
A. educational performance for the past three years, if applicable
B. measurable annual goals
C. plan for delivering services and modifications
D. special education and related services


Answer Key

1. C
2. B
3. B
4. C
5. A