Some tests are offered in more than one format – a paper-based test and a computer-based test. If a test number begins with a ‘0’, it is a paper-based test. If a test number begins with a ‘5’, it is a computer-based exam. The candidate may choose from the pair of tests listed for those endorsements and grade levels that list both numbers. The computer-based tests are not available at all testing sites.
Paper-based tests are scheduled to be administered at specific dates throughout the year. Candidates will receive their scores for paper-based tests a few weeks after the test administration. Computer-based tests may be taken during specific date ‘windows’, generally five days long. Candidates may schedule a computer-based test with the testing center at any time during that ‘window’ (check with the testing center for available days and hours). Candidates learn their scores immediately after taking a computer-based test.