College of Education

West Chester University

302 Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Call: (610) 436-2321
Fax : (610) 436-3102

PAPA Requirements


Pearson's Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA)



  • All Undergraduate or counselor education candidates seeking initial certification who have not taken or registered for their basic skills tests prior to April 2, 2012 must take the Pre-professional Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) provided by Pearson, or examine existing ACT/ SAT score reports for qualifying scores
  • You must wait 30 days before re-taking a Computer-Based Test (CBT)
  • No limit to the number of times a test can be taken

Option 1 Score
Meet or Exceed Each Minimum Test Score

Option 2 Score
Composite Score = 686 All areas

must meet the minimum (see below),

and the sum of the three scores must meet or exceed 686. Candidates must achieve the PAPA Qualifying Score (220) in at least 1(one) area and also reach the Minimum Composite Score Total.

PAPA Module 8001: Reading
Minimum 193
PAPA Module 8002: Mathematics
Minimum 197
PAPA Module 8003: Writing
Minimum 192