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Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA)

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is pilot testing items for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments® (AEPA®) program.

To be eligible to participate, you must be seeking fulfillment of an Adult Education certificate or have been recently certified to provide Adult Education instruction.

Advantages of Participating

You will have the opportunity to view and respond to items that may appear on future test forms for the AEPA program. For the acceptable completion of a pilot test form, participants are offered an incentive of either a $75.00 AEPA test registration voucher that may be applied towards future AEPA testing fees or a $50.00 Barnes & Noble eGift Card. Test registration vouchers are transferable and expire 1 year from the date of issue. Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.

Incentives are issued upon verification of the acceptable completion of each pilot test form and acceptance of participation terms and conditions. Participants may choose only one incentive per pilot test session and may take as many pilot tests as eligible. Additional incentive requests beyond one incentive for each pilot test session per field for PTAZ099 AEPA Adult Education: Mathematics, PTAZ100 AEPA Adult Education: English Language Arts, and PTAZ101 AEPA Adult Education: English Language Acquisition will not be honored.

Pilot Test Information

Pilot Test Field Registration Code Pilot Test Design Session Timing and Other Important Details
AEPA Professional Knowledge—Adult Education PTAZ087 Approx. 50 Selected-Response Questions and 2 Written Performance Assignments (essays) 2 hours
(includes 10-minute tutorial & 5-minute survey)
AEPA Adult Education: Mathematics PTAZ099 Approx. 60 Selected-Response Questions 1 hour 45 minutes
(includes 10-minute tutorial & 5-minute survey)
Pilot Test includes a Scientific Calculator for use in completing this pilot test.
AEPA Adult Education: English Language Arts PTAZ100 Approx. 60 Selected-Response Questions 1 hour 45 minutes
(includes 10-minute tutorial & 5-minute survey)
AEPA Adult Education: English Language Acquisition PTAZ101 Approx. 60 Selected-Response Questions 1 hour 45 minutes
(includes 10-minute tutorial & 5-minute survey)

Pilot test results will be analyzed as group data only and will be kept confidential. Score information will not be provided to participants or institutions.

If you have any questions about this pilot test, please email ES-AEPA@pearson.com.

Scheduling Information

AEPA pilot testing begins January 21, 2020. You may schedule an appointment starting January 13, 2020.

After you schedule a pilot test appointment, Pearson VUE will email you a confirmation listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of your test center, and directions to the test center.

If you are unable to keep a pilot test appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled test time.

Last updated 2020-05-01