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PECT Test

  • Teacher Certification Exams

    The Saint Francis University Testing Center now administers Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests (PECT) through Pearson. The PECT are delivered as computer-based tests. Each PECT assessment includes multiple modules, each with its own qualifying score. Modules consist of selected-response questions and, for the PAPA, constructed-response assignments to assess candidates’ knowledge and skills based on the test objectives. Visit pa.nesinc.com for exam descriptions, test fees, scoring, retake and other policies, and tips on how to prepare for the exams.

    PRAXIS Testing: Information regarding PRAXIS exams is available at www.ets.org/praxis. Saint Francis does not administer PRAXIS exams at the current time.

    Other Teacher Certification Testing at SFU: Saint Francis University also delivers teacher certification exams through Pearson for the states of CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MI, MN, NY, OK, VA and WA.  

    For the most current and detailed information about Pennyslvania state teacher certification, testing, and scoring requirements, visit www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/certifications/7199. You may also direct teacher certification and testing questions to your institution’s education department.

  • Registration

    ECT candidates can register by visiting the Candidate website (www.pa.nesinc.com). Candidates must create a web account and meet all criteria for testing before scheduling an exam(s). All scheduling and payment for PECT exams at Saint Francis University are handled online; payment cannot be accepted at the SFU test site. It is recommended that the candidates register at least 30 days in advance, because test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited.
    Accommodations

    Candidates request accommodations when registering to take a test. If Evaluation Systems approves an accommodation, it sends the approval information to Pearson VUE. Candidates are informed in an email that appointments with accommodations must be scheduled, rescheduled and canceled through the accommodations coordinator in the call center.

    Test Day

    Candidates taking a GED test should report to St. Francis Hall 15 minutes prior to their scheduled test time and may park on Franciscan Way in front of Francis Hall during the exam. The physical address for directions/GPS is 132 Franciscan Way. Report to Francis Hall, Room 101.

    Candidate must bring a government-issued, non-expired ID which includes name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph. Candidate can provide more than one form of ID to meet the requirements above. 

    An erasable notepad and marker will be provided to use as scratch paper. If a calculator is permitted during testing, it will be provided within the software, and the candidate will be given instructions on how to use it. White-noise machines and disposable earplugs are provided to minimize distracting noises. All personal belongings must be stored in the provided lockers during testing.

    There are no scheduled breaks during GED exam modules. There is a 10-minute scheduled break between each module if taking more than one module during a single appointment time (1 day). The Language Arts Reasoning test includes a scheduled 10-minute break between sections. Students are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks

    Results & Contact

    Candidate will receive a score printout upon completion of the exam. Examinees who do not pass a module may retake it. If you wish to retake a module, you must complete the registration process again. Please note that you must wait 30 days before retaking the module. 

    Candidates who have questions about a test or its content, cancelling scores, changing reporting institution, or changing personal information such as name, address, etc., should visit http://www.pa.nesinc.com/ or contact Evaluation Systems at:

    (800) 877-4591 or (413) 256-2886  
    es-east-customersupport@pearson.com