Pennsylvania requires assessment of all candidates in basic skills,
general knowledge, professional knowledge and subject area knowledge
before a certificate may be issued. Three documents are recommended
- Policies and submission procedures in CSPG 21 - Testing. (PDF)
- Certification Test and Score Requirements (Excel)
- Composite Score Calculator (Excel)
SKILLS AND CONTENT TEST WEBINAR - The Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher
Quality offered a webinar titled “Testing for Teacher Candidates (Basic Skills
and Content Tests)” on 3/28/2017 and 4/5/2017. The purpose of the
webinars is to provide information and updates to teacher education candidates,
prospective candidates, and program advisors. The webinars cover the
Basic Skills tests that are required for entry into certification programs and
the Content Area tests that are required to become certified. The
Composite Calculator for Basic Skills test scores was discussed and
demonstrated. The April
5, 2017 session was recorded and is available for download.
- New SAT, ACT writing and composite score information is in the updated Certification Test and Score Requirements document.
- Composite basic skill scores are available for basic skills tests. A
Composite Score Calculator is provided to calculate single and mixed
series composite scores.
- Basic Skills Mathematics scores were revised in 2016. They are in
the Certification Test and Score Requirements document linked above.
- Cooperative Education (test code 5961/5962). The new Cooperative
Workforce Education test will be offered this fall. Contact your program
advisor for updated information.
- Environmental Education (test code 0831). The deadline is extended
until June 2017. Look for the “Special Administrations” link on the Praxis Pennsylvania page.
LINKS TO TEST REGISTRATION AND STUDY GUIDES
TESTING PASS RATE DATA