Arizona Teacher Certification (AEPA) study guide & practice test
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In 1997, the Arizona State board of Education mandated that any educator seeking certification to practice in Arizona would have to take and pass one or more of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) exams. The AEPA exams are designed and administered by the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson. For more information please visit the AEPA website
Candidates can register for the AEPA exams via the internet, mail and telephone
To register via the internet, please visit the internet registration page of the AEPA website
To register for the AEPA Program via mail, print and complete the registration forms. Send completed forms and payment to Evaluation Systems, Pearson, 300 Venture Way, Hadley, MA 01035. Telephone: (413) 256-2883
Telephone registration can only be used during the emergency period (last week before the exam dates)
To register via telephone, please call (800) 239-8105, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. mountain standard time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
The Basic Skills Test is not a pre-exquisite for an Arizona teaching certificate. However, some educator preparations may require that students pass the test
The professional knowledge tests must be taken and passed by all candidates seeking an Arizona teaching certificate
The Subject knowledge tests must be taken by all candidates seeking certification in their particular subject area
The Constitutions of the United States and Arizona Test must be taken and passed by all educators, teachers and administrators. Candidates who have already completed an ADE approved course are exempt
Educators who are seeking certification as principals, administrators and school administrators must take and pass the Administrator tests
Please visit the certification requirements page to see applicable certification requirements
The AEPA registration fee is $35
The registration fee for the professional knowledge tests is $80
The registration fee for each of the subject knowledge tests is $70
The registration fee for the constitutions of the United States and Arizona test is $40
Registration for the AEPA administrator for Superintendents and principals each costs $230, while the administrator tests for supervisors costs $120
The 3 sub tests of the basic skills test each costs $25
For a comprehensive list of all applicable fees and charges, please visit the AEPA fees page of their website
The Professional Knowledge Tests is made up of 3 sub tests, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary. Each subtlest is made up of 100 multiple choice questions and 1 written performance assignment.
Most of the exams under the Subject Tests are made up of 100 multiple choice questions and 1 written performance assignment.
Subject Test exams for German, French and Spanish are each made up of 55 multiple choice questions, 1 written performance assignment and 1 oral performance assignment.
The Constitutions of the United States and Arizona Test is made up of 100 multiple choice questions.
The Administrator Tests for supervisors has 100 multiple questions and 1 written performance assignment.
The Administrator’s exam for Superintendent and Principals each consists of 100 multiple choice questions and 4 written performance assignments.
The Basic Skills Tests is made up of 3 sub tests. The Reading Comprehension and Mathematics sub tests consists of 42 multiple choice questions. The Writing sub test consists of 1 written performance assignment and 42 multiple choice questions.
The scores of all AEPA exams is scored using a range of 100 to 300. The required minimum passing score is 240
To see the full list of all AEPA exams available, visit AEPA tests
To see applicable exam dates, visit AEPA exams
To see and select a test site, visit AEPA test sites
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