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Basic Skills Test Information

Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program

All students who apply to the Alabama Department of Education, Teacher Education and Certification Office, for Alabama professional educator certificates must meet the requirements for the Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program (AECTP) as a precondition for certification. 

 

Part 1 -  Basic Skills Test Dates

Delivery Method

Test Site Locations

Registration Deadline

Testing Date(s)

Score Report

Computer-based

PSI centers nationwide

*see below

August 17-25, 2013

September 20, 2013

Paper and pencil

Alabama test sites

August 30, 2013

September 27-28, 2013

October 26, 2013

Computer-based

PSI centers nationwide

*see below

October 17-26, 2013

November 23, 2013

Paper and pencil

Alabama test sites

October 25, 2013

November 22-23, 2013

December 21, 2013

Computer-based

PSI centers nationwide

*see below

January 9-18, 2014

February 15, 2014

Paper and pencil

Alabama test sites

January 17, 2014

February 14-15, 2014

March 15, 2014

Computer-based

PSI centers nationwide

*see below

March 6-15, 2014

April 12, 2014

Paper and pencil

Alabama test sites

March 28, 2014

April 25-26, 2014

May 24, 2014

Computer-based

PSI centers nationwide

*see below

May 8-17, 2014

June 14, 2014

Paper and pencil

Alabama test sites

June 13, 2014

July 11-12, 2014

August 9, 2014

Computer-based

PSI centers nationwide

*see below

August 7-16, 2014

September 13, 2014

*Registration is open throughout the year, but scheduling is not available until approximately 6 weeks prior to the test window.


Which tests do I take?

Students must take three tests:  Reading for Understanding; Mathematics; and Writing. 

When do I take the Basic Skills Test?

  • UAH Candidates undergraduate and nontraditional fifth year graduate candidates must take the AECTP - Basic Skills Assessments during Block 1 of their program.

 

How do I register?

 

How much will it cost? 

Combination of Tests

Paper Test Fee

Computer Test Fee

Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Writing (in combination)

$102.00

$120.00

Reading for Information

$48.00

$63.00

Applied Mathematics

$48.00

$63.00

Writing

$58.00

$63.00

Reading for Information and Applied Mathematcs

$58.00

Not available

Reading for Information and Writing

$74.00

Not available

Applied Mathematics and Writing

$74.00

Not available

 

Where do I send my scores?

  • Alabama State Department of Education - Scores are automatically sent to the ALSDE
  • UAH – Scores sent to UAH only if you list UAH on the application form
    • It is my responsibility to list UAHuntsville as a recipient of my test scores.
  • PHOTO COPIES OF SCORE REPORTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED