Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment - PAPA

The Praxis I - Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) will not be counted for certification purposes after April 2, 2012. However, if you passed the PPST before April 2, 2012, it will still count toward your certification.

The NEW initial test required for all certification areas is the Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA), a part of the new Pennsylvania Educator Certification Test (PECT) series offered by Pearson Evaluation Systems. Additional information about PAPA test and registration for the PAPA test is available at http://www.pa.nesinc.com/

The PAPA is currently available only by appointment at Pearson Professional Centers. A list of all current centers is available at the PECT website listed above. The two listed centers closest to Shippensburg University are:

Pearson Professional Center, 801 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 717-564-6755

Pearson Professional Center, 205 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA 717-569-0056

Remember that all test scores must be reported to Shippensburg University.