Test Preparation

Test Preparation

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

CRN 2476, Mondays, Sept. 8-Oct. 13
6:30-8:30 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: $119

PAPA Reading Prep

CAR 5590 / Length: 10 hours

CRN 2477, Tuesdays, Oct. 14-Nov. 11
6:30-8:30 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: $99

PAPA Writing Prep

CAR 5591 / Length: 8 hours

CRN 2478, Wednesdays, Nov. 12-Dec. 3
6:30-8:30 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: $79


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

CRN 2479, Tuesdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 21 T
6:30-8 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2480, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 9 6-7:30 p.m., Exton Center

CRN 2481, Saturdays, Oct. 11-Nov. 15, 
10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2482, Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 20-Nov. 5 6-7:30 p.m., Pennocks Bridge Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-sponsoring $199
SAT Prep Course: Verbal and Reading 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

CRN 2483, Thursdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23  
6:30-8 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2484, Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 23, Oct. 9 7:35 pm-9:05 p.m., Exton Center

CRN 2485, Saturdays, Oct. 11-Nov. 15  
11:35 a.m.-1:05 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2486, Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 20-Nov. 5 7:35-9:05 p.m., Pennocks Bridge Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-sponsoring $199
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

CRN 2487, Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 9
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $109; Non-sponsoring $129


This series of courses help you prepare for the new 2014 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.

Mathematical Reasoning
CSP 2121 / Length: 12 hours

CRN 2488, Saturdays, Sept. 6-27
9 a.m.-noon, Marple Campus

CRN 2506, Monday and Wednesday
Sept. 15-Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m., Downingtown Campus

Cost: $99
Reasoning Through Language Arts
CSP 2122 / Length: 12 hours

CRN 2507, Saturdays, Oct. 4-25,
9 a.m.-noon, Marple Campus

CRN 2508, Monday and Wednesday
Oct. 6-22, 6-8 p.m., Downingtown Campus

Cost: $99
CSP 2123 / Length: 12 hours

CRN 2511, Saturdays, Nov. 1-22,
9 a.m.-noon, Marple Campus

CRN 2511, Monday and Wednesday
Oct. 27-Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., Downingtown Campus

Cost: $99
Social Studies
CSP 2124 / Length: 12 hours

CRN 2512, Saturdays, Nov. 1-22, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Marple Campus 

CRN 2513, Monday and Wednesday
Nov. 17-Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m., Downingtown Campus

Cost: $99

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.


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

CRN 2411, Saturdays, Sept. 6-27, 9 a.m.-noon
Southeast Center

CRN 2416, Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 8-24, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2528, Monday-Thursday, Oct. 6-9, 6-9 p.m., Exton Center

CRN 2724, Fridays, Sept. 12-Oct. 3, noon-3 p.m., Upper Darby Center

Cost: Spon. $155; Non-spon. $185