AEPA tests provide a means of ascertaining someone’s qualification in his or her given area of specialty. An administrator or a teacher needs to prove his or her sound grasp of a given subject in order to receive the AEPA certification. In addition, the person will show capability of imparting that knowledge to others appropriately.
The AEPA tests are therefore divided into different categories, depending on subject knowledge, professional knowledge, and grade levels. For example, those who expect to teach preschool pupils have to pass tests for both early childhood education subject knowledge and early childhood professional knowledge. This is important due to the fact that preschool classrooms are not separated into subject specialty. It is therefore necessary that teachers prove their knowledge of all subjects, which they will have to teach. Those intending to teach grade K-8 must pass the elementary education subject knowledge and elementary professional knowledge tests, which also test their knowledge of all subjects.
On the other side, for one to be certified as a secondary school teacher, the tests covering subjects are divided into different topics in line with what a candidate expects to teach. This is in addition to passing the secondary professional knowledge test. This therefore means that a candidate will be required to take various tests in order to be certified to teach different subjects.
However, when a candidate is to teach technical education and career courses, there is no requirement to take subject matter exams. Administrators too have AEPA tests that certify them to work in the State of Arizona. The exams for administrators only require a relevant administrator test, be it principal, superintendent, or supervisor test.
AEPA tests are graded from 100 to 300 points and a candidate must score a minimum of 240 points in order to qualify. The scores are graded either as ‘pass’ or ‘fail’.
It is advisable to make use of relevant exam preparation materials to ensure one’s success. There are many AEPA study guides available both online and offline. Your study tools should be comprehensive enough to cover all relevant areas of the AEPA exam. The official AEPA web site will offer you useful study guides, including practice questions that prepare you for the real exam. The web site also gives dates for respective exams. It is therefore important to visit the web site in your preparation to take an AEPA certification test.
There are also other study guides that you may be able to download from a variety of web sites. You will be able to get a good grasp of what to expect in the exam, including some questions to expect and how they are set. It should not be difficult to manage an AEPA certification test since you will have already passed through relevant higher institutions of learning.