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Our online instructors are Pennsylvania certified teachers and experts in their content area. Since 2000 we have helped students assess their skills and identify their strengths and weaknesses.


New Class

Now Offering Preparation for Grades 4-8 English Language Arts & Social Studies and grades 5 and 6 Mathematics & Science for add-on option for Grades PK-4 Certificates!

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has announced a Grades 5-6 testing add-on option for the Grades PK-4 certificate only. PreK-4 certificate holders may take two modules: Grades 4-8 English Language Arts and Social Studies (5154) and Mathematics and Science (5155) to add grades 5 and 6. PreK-4 candidates may take these modules during or after the PK-4 program and apply for them simultaneously, but the evaluation of the Grades Prek-4 requirements will be evaluated first and the Grades 5-6 add on certificate will only be granted once the PK-4 certificate is approved.

Composite Scores

PDE has recalculated the composite score for each series as follows:

  • 663 PAPA composite with a 174 minimum mathematics
  • 467 Core Academic Skills composite with a 132 minimum mathematics

The other composite minimum scores remain unchanged.

Passing Scores

Effective immediately and retroactively the PAPA and Core Academic Basic Skills passing score is:

  • 197 for the PAPA Basic Skills Mathematics (test 8002)
  • 142 for the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (test 5732)


Instructor Holly Murphy

Instructor Holly Murphy

Mrs. Holly Murphy earned her Bachelor of Science Degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Grove City College and her Master's and Reading Specialist Certification at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Holly currently teaches first grade in North Hills School District but also enjoys working with Praxis/PECT students through online courses and individual tutoring. She understands the hard work and preparation that goes into preparing for the exams and is dedicated to helping her students pass!