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Pre-service Academic Proficiency Assessment Information

If you have not yet applied for Admission to Teacher Education, you need to take a Preservice Academic Proficiency Assessment (PAPA) test soon. There now four ways to take this assessment.  They're listed below.

MAKE SURE TO TAKE YOUR TESTS AS SOON AS YOU CAN! If you're a freshman, start taking the test now. You should have all three tests taken by the beginning of your sophomore year!

  1. SAT Scores: must obtain a score of no less than 1550, will include no individual section scores of less than 500.The scores used must be the ones that were admitted to the university.
  2. ACT: must obtain a score no less than 23 plus writing. The score of 23 must be accompanied by a combined English/Writing score of 22 and Math score of 21. The scores may only be used if they were the ones submitted to the university.
  3. Praxis CORE: Not the praxis 1, this is a new test. Listed below are the scores you must obtain, there is no composite score.

Test Number

Subject Area

Passing Score

5712

Reading

156

5722

Writing

162

5732

Math

150

 

       4. PAPA: Scores required are listed below.

Test Number

Subject Area

Passing Score

8001

Module 1: Reading

220

8002

Module 2: Math

220

8003

Module 3: Writing

220

 

Students may use a composite score of 686. Students must obtain the minimum score for each section.

Test Number

Subject Area

Passing Score

8001

Module 1: Reading

193

8002

Module 2: Math

197

8003

Module 3: Writing

192

To register and locate testing centers for PAPA exams, go to: www.pa.nesinc.com

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