Test Preparation

Test Preparation

PAPA Test Prep | SAT Prep | GED | TEASRegister

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
PAPA Writing Prep W, 11/11-12/2 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $79
TEAS Prep MW, 2/3-24 7:30-9:30 p.m. Marple $155/
PAPA Math Prep M, 2/8-3/28 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $119
GED Mathematical Reasoning M, 2/8-3/28 6-8 p.m. Marple $159 
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts S, 2/27-3/26 9 a.m.-Noon Marple $99 
SAT Prep Course: Math S, 2/27-4/9 10-11:30 a.m. Marple $159/$199 
SAT Prep: Verbal S, 2/27-4/9 11:35 a.m.-1:05 p.m. Marple $159/$199 
GED Social Studies M, 3/28-5/9 6-8 p.m. Marple $99
GED Science S, 4/2-23 9 a.m.-Noon Marple $99
GED Social Studies S, 4/30-5/21 9 a.m.-Noon Marple $99

PAPA Test Prep

The Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) replaces the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST). The PAPA tests are used by state departments of education and other certification agencies for teacher licensure and certification. Passing the PAPA is required for entry into Teacher Certification courses. Pennsylvania teacher certification candidates must meet the qualifying scores for all three of following modules: Mathematics, Reading and Writing.

PAPA Math Prep
CAR 5589 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: $119

CRN 1879 Mondays
Feb. 8-March 28
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Campus

PAPA Writing Prep
CAR 5591 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: $79

CRN 1959 Wednesdays
Nov. 11-Dec. 2
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Campus

PAPA Reading Prep
CAR 5590 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: $99


SAT Prep Course: Math 
Covers math, algebra and geometry with emphasis on problem solving and interpretation of data. Book included.

YTH 9187 / Length: 9 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-sponsoring $199

CRN 248 Saturdays
Feb. 27-April 9
10:11:30 a.m. Marple Campus

SAT Prep Course: Essay Writing
Provides guidance in the steps required to produce a clearly developed essay of several paragraphs on a given topic within 25 minutes. Typical SAT topics are used in the practice essays, which are written in class and at home. All essays are individually corrected, and all students receive help with improving their writing skills.

YTH 9669 / Length: 6 hours 
Cost: Sponsoring $109 ; Non-Sponsoring $129

SAT Prep Course: Verbal 
Comprehension Helps develop test-taking skills and strategies through exercises in vocabulary, reading, writing and grammar. Covers comprehension of short and long passages, analysis of fiction and nonfiction writings, SAT-type vocabulary, and recognition of grammatical errors in sentence and paragraph structure. No actual composition writing is involved; see separate Essay Writing course below. All questions are multiple-choice. Book included.

YTH 9186 / Length: 9 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $199

CRN 249 Saturdays
Feb. 27-April 9
11:35 a.m.-1:05 p.m. Marple Campus


This series of courses help you prepare for the GED® test leading to the Pennsylvania High School Equivalency Diploma. Students should be at an 8th-10th grade proficiency level before registering for these courses. Call 610-359-5025 for course questions.

GED Test
Marple Campus is approved as a testing center for the GED Exams. Visit www.ged.com to create a profile, find a testing center, register and pay for the exams. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used or reproduced without the express written consent of the American Council on Education.

Mathematical Reasoning 
CSP 2121 / Length: 12 hours 
Cost: $159
CRN 2258 Mondays
Feb. 8-March 28
6-8 p.m. Marple Campus

CSP 2123 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: $99
CRN 2261 Saturdays
April 2-23
9 a.m.-Noon Marple Campus

Reasoning Through Language Arts 
CSP 2122 / Length: 12 hours 
Cost: $99
CRN 2260 Saturdays
Feb. 27-March 26
9 a.m.-Noon Marple Campus

Social Studies 
CSP 2124 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: $99
CRN 2262 Mondays
March 28-May 9
6-8 p.m. Marple Campus
CRN 2263 Saturdays
April 30-May 21
9 a.m.-Noon Marple Campus


Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Prep
Reviews all components of the TEAS Prep exam, including math, reading strategies, vocabulary, science, and critical thinking skills. Includes test-taking strategies. Required textbook not included; must be purchased by student in advance and prices may vary.

CAR 4123 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $155; Non-Sponsoring $185

CRN 984 Mon & Wed
Feb. 3-24
7:30-9:30 p.m. Marple Campus