Certification

Middle Level Grades 4-8 Certifications


Undergraduate students enrolled in Middle Level programs Grades 4-8 should complete the Middle Level Grades 4-8 Core Assessment (5152) and the Subject Concentration tests for the area they plan to teach before registering for student teaching.

Grades 4-8 Core Assessment Battery (5152)

  • Module 1 Pedagogy (5153)
  • Module 2 English, Language Arts, and Social Studies (5154)
  • Module 3 Mathematics and Science (5155)


Grades 4-8 Subject Concentration Assessments

  • English, Language Arts (5156)
  • Science (5159)
  • Social Studies (5157)
  • Mathematics (5158)


The test scores listed below are the minimum requirement for each middle level assessment.

 
 
         
    Core Assessment Test (5152) Qualifying
Score with
3.0 -3.009
GPA
 
  Qualifying
Score with
3.010-3.259
GPA
 
  Qualifying
Score with
3.26-3.509
GPA
 
  Qualifying
Score with
3.51-3.759
GPA
  Qualifying
Score with
3.76-4.0
GPA
         
 

PA Grades 4-8 Module 1- Pedagogy  (5153)

162   161    159   158   156
         
 

PA Grades 4-8 Module 2- English, LA, and Social Studies (5154)

152   150    148   146   144
         
 

PA Grades 4-8  Module 3- Math and Science (5155)

164   162   160   158   156
         
  Subject Concentrations Qualifying
Score with
3.0
GPA
 
  Qualifying
Score with
3.010-3.259
GPA
 
  Qualifying
Score with
3.26-3.509
GPA
 
  Qualifying
Score with
3.51-3.759
GPA
  Qualifying
Score with
3.76-4.0
GPA
  f           f

Social Studies (5157)

150   148    147   145   143
  f           f
 

Mathematics (5158)

173   171    169   166   164
  f           f
 

English/ Language Arts/ Reading (5156)

156   154   153   151   149
               
 

Science
(5159)

156   154   153   151   149
f           f
                       

 

 

If you are completing a dual subject program such as mathematics and science, you must successfully complete the subject concentration test for each subject area.

The ETS middle level grades test site provides information on

  • Each Test at a Glance
  • Strategies for Success
  • Computer-Delivered Testing
  • What to Expect on the Day of your Computer-Delivered Test
  • Reducing Test Anxiety
  • General Information and Study Tips