Certification Office

Basic Skills Assessment Options

Requirements for students in all Teacher Certification Programs


There are a variety of tests/scores students can use to pass their Basic Skills Assessment (BSA) requirement.  Minimum scores for each module - math, reading, writing - are noted on the the Pennsylvania Department of Education website under testing requirements/scores.  

The undergraduate advising unit in the Shimada Resource Center offers BSA Workshops to provide students with an an overview of BSA requirements, test prep resources, and test prep strategies.  These topics can also be discussed with an academic advisor or can be viewed on the College of Education Undergraduate Community on Blackboard.   

Additional information about the tests and resources can also be found on the PDE website at www.pa.nesinc.com