Scoring: Straight or Composite Methods
I. Straight Scoring Method:
**PAPA (Pre-service Academic Performance Assessments) are required for all certification programs**
Min Score Required:
II. Composite Scoring Method: 2 step process allowing lower individual test scores BUT a higher total score than the Straight Scoring Method
**PAPA tests are required for all certification programs** (same 3 tests as straight scoring method)
Step #1: Meet minimum individual score for each PAPA test (different from above)
Min Score Required (different from above min straight score)
Step #2: Meet a minimum total score for the combined 3 PAPA tests = 686.
This is NOT the same as the total of the above scores. To pass composite method you must meet the following three requirements:
- Meet the new min individual scores PLUS
- Score 220 in one area PLUS
- Meet the higher total score of the 3 tests = 686. This allows you to compensate for a lower score in one test with a higher score in another.