Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EC-6 and 4-8 Exam Specifications

This information was provided by Dr. Zelma Mata from a brochure created by

General Information:

In CORE Subjects each subject area on the exams is now a separate test which must be passed.
Once all subject area tests are passed the entire exam is considered successfully completed.

Administration Details:

  • The new exam is now called CORE Subjects. It will be a Computer Administered Test (CAT). 
  • Students taking a CORE Subjects exam for the first time will sit for all five subject-area tests. 
  • Students are required to retake only the subject-area test that they fail. Initial CORE Subjects exam is $120. Any subject-area test taken after is $60 per test. 
  • The tests are timed independently. Time is not combined or carried from one test to the next. 
  • Subject area tests can be re-taken 45 days after the initial exam. Students only re-take exams they previously failed.

Dates for both EC-6 and 4-8 exams:

  • Winter 2015 - CORE Subjects is first offered
  • Summer 2015 - Last administration of Generalist exams
  • August 31, 2017 - Last date to finish certification requirements for the Generalist
  • October 30, 2017 - Last date to apply and recommend for the Generalist

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