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Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests

Understanding Your Test Results

For each module, your performance is evaluated against an established standard. The minimum qualifying scores for each module are determined by the PDE and are based, in part, on the professional judgments and recommendations of Pennsylvania educators.

The total module score, which is reported on a scale of 100 to 300, is based on the number of selected-response questions answered correctly. For PAPA: Writing, the selected-response questions answered correctly and accurate revisions to the short-answer sentence corrections account for 80 percent of your total module score, and the extended constructed-response assignment accounts for 20 percent of your total module score.

Scoring constructed responses. Information about the scoring of constructed responses for the PAPA, including performance characteristics and the score scale, is available in the preparation materials. Review them now.

How to Read Your Score Report

Your score report is provided to you with information about how to read your score report. You can also review that information here; select a test from the list below.

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