Pearson Registration: http://www.pa.nesinc.com/
Praxis Registration (Educational Testing Service): https://www.ets.org/praxis/pa
SAT WEBSITE: https://www.collegeboard.org/
Basic Skills Tests are required for Candidacy and Teacher Certification: (Reading, Writing, and Math) PAPA (Pearson) / Praxis Core (ETS) / SAT / ACT
*STUDENTS MAY MIX QUALIFYING PAPA, PRAXIS CORE, SAT, or ACT SCORES for BASIC SKILLS TESTS (READING, WRITING and MATH)
*BASIC SKILLS TESTS EXEMPTION WITH QUALIFYING SAT or ACT SCORES
*CANDIDATES WITH AN APPROVED POST-BACCALUAREATE or HOLD AN ADVANCED DEGREE: YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO TAKE THE BASIC SKILLS TESTS.
*ALL MAJORS MUST PASS THE BASIC SKILLS TESTS (UNLESS EXEMPT) BEFORE TAKING ANY SPECILTY AREA TEST(S).
Subject Specialty Test(s) are required to be taken before Student Teaching and must be passed for Pennsylvania Teacher Certification.
All candidates in teacher education programs at LHU must attempt the required Subject Specialty Test(s) prior to the first day of student teaching. Candidates must register and present to the Teacher Education Office a copy of their Praxis admission ticket(s) or Pearson appointment confirmation(s) or a copy of received score(s) report for verification that all required subject specialty tests will be attempted before the first day of student teaching.
|(Pearson)||Special Education PreK-8|
|ETS Praxis||Middle/Elementary 4-8|
|ETS Praxis||Health & Physical Education||5511 & 5857|
|ETS Praxis||Biology CK||5235|
|ETS Praxis||Chemistry CK||5245|
|ETS Praxis||Earth & Space Science CK||5571|
|ETS Praxis||English CK||5038|
|ETS Praxis||General Science CK||5435|
|ETS Praxis||Mathematics CK||5161|
|ETS Praxis||Physics CK||5265|
|ETS Praxis||Social Studies CK||5081|
|(Pearson)||Special Education 7-12|
|Test name||Test Code||Standard PAPA Qualifying score||Minimum composite sCORE|
|PAPA Reading, Writing and Math 8701 (Test Code to register to take all 3 tests)|
|Composite Score Option for PAPA: 633|
Composite Score Option for PAPA:
The Composite Scoring Option for PAPA was initiated to enable a candidate who may excel in one area such as mathematics, but who is not strong in another PAPA area, to receive a passing score on the PAPA series. In order to qualify, a candidate must meet a minimum score in each test area (Mathematics, Reading, and Writing) and then exceed the passing score by an amount equal to the Standard Error of Measurement in one or two of the other test areas.
*You must achieve the PAPA qualifying score in at least one area and reach the Minimum Composite Score total 633 when the 3 scores are added together.
*PDE will accept 174 as a minimum composite math score from candidates accepted into an educator certification program prior to 8/31/2016
|Test Name||Test Code||Qualifying Passing Score||Minimum Composite Score|
|PRAXIS Core Reading||5712||156||148|
|PRAXIS Core Writing||5722||162||158|
|PRAXIS Core Mathematics||5732||142||132|
|Praxis Core Reading, Writing, & Mathematics||5751|
Minimum Composite Score Total: 460
*Note: The Minimum Composite Score total does not represent the sum of the 3 minimum scores. Candidates must meet all three minimum composite scores, must achieve the qualifying score in at least 1 CORE area, and also reach the Minimum Composite Score Total of 460 when all 3 tests minimum scores are met and added together.