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In order to receive the superintendent's letter of eligibility in Pennsylvania, candidates must pass the related Praxis exam: the School Superintendent Assessment. Below is a list of frequently asked questions about the exam.

What test do I need to take?

The School Superintendent Assessment (6021).

What score do I need to get in order to pass?

The passing (qualifying) score for this exam is a 160.

Is this a paper- or computer-delivered test?

The School Superintendent Assessment is a computer-delivered test.

How much does the exam cost?

The exam fee is $300.

When is the exam offered in 2013?

The exam is offered during specified testing windows. The windows that remain for 2013 are: 4/29/13−5/4/13 and 7/29/13−8/3/13.

How do I register for the exam?

You can register online, by mail, or by phone for your exam. You must register at least three full days prior to your desired test date, but ETS recommends that you register early so that you are able to test in your preferred location on your preferred day. Registration for the next testing window opens after the last window closes. To register online, you must register on the SLS registration website.

Where can I take the exam?

ETS provides a list of testing locations in Pennsylvania. There is a testing center on the IUP campus in Room 311, Pratt Hall. If you are interested in taking your exam at IUP, we recommend that you call the testing center to ensure that they will be open on your preferred testing date. The testing center can be reached at 724-357-4994.

Who will receive my score?

The Pennsylvania Department of Education automatically receives your score. You are also able to send your score to three other score recipients free of charge. You will want to send your score to the IUP College of Education so that your letter of eligibility can be approved. The institution number for IUP is 2652.

Where and when can I view my scores?

Your scores are available online approximately 10–15 days after the testing window closes, free of charge. You may also request your scores by phone for a $30 fee at 1-877-387-8322 .

What if I need to change or cancel my registration?

If you wish to change your test center or test date, log into your account through ETS or call 1-800-772-9476, no later than three full days prior to your test appointment. There is a $30 surcharge to make changes to a computer-delivered test appointment. If you cancel a test no later than three full days prior to the test date, you will be eligible for a refund of 50 percent of your test fees.

What if I am not satisfied with my score on the exam?

If you are not satisfied with your score on the School Superintendent Assessment, the following option is provided by ETS:

“All constructed-response and essay readers have been carefully trained and follow strict scoring procedures. Each test that contains one or more constructed responses or essays is scored by more than one reader. However, if you feel that your score on the School Superintendent Assessment does not accurately reflect your performance, you may request a score review of your test. (NOTE: Multiple-choice questions on computer-delivered tests are not available for score verification because they have already been scored twice-initially at the test center, then they were transmitted to ETS where they were verified).

“To have a score reviewed, download and complete the Score Verification Request form from the SLS downloads page and send it to ETS with the proper fee. Your request must be received within four months of the test date. If there is a change in your reported score, the revised score (which may be higher or lower than your originally reported score) will be reported to you and to the recipients of the original score, and your verification fee will be refunded. Your test books and answer sheets are not available for disclosure. Please note that your score for a specific test will be reviewed only once.”

Is there a study guide available for this exam?

Yes. You can purchase the School Superintendent Assessment Study Guide as an e-book from ETS by visiting their test preparation site. We highly recommend the use of this study guide in your preparation for the exam.

Where can I get more information?

For more information about the exam, including preparation materials and tips, visit the SLS website.

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