To be on your way to educating students about Economics in the state of Arizona, you must take the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments Economics Test. Not only do you have to take AEPA Economics Exam, but you have to pass this AEPA Economics Exam, AZ035, as required by the Arizona State Board of Education.
Luckily for you, testers are given more than enough time, two and a half hours, to answer 100 multiple-choice questions on the computer based test. Tests are available year-round. A passing score on the AEPA Economics Exam is 240, and results are sent out 1-4 weeks from the test date to the e-mail provided upon registering for the AEPA Economics Test.
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The AEPA Economics Exam is comprised of four sections that test whether or not you have the knowledge and skills required by the Arizona State Board of Education to teach Economics. Some of the test questions may not affect your score but will be used to gauge the test questions of future administrations. To be prepared for the AEPA Economics Exam, all four of the following subareas should be studied.
The Basic Economic Concepts and Microeconomics subarea covers three main objectives within approximately 28% of the AEPA Economics Exam. Testers must show understanding of basic economic concepts and terms, basic principles of microeconomics, and how businesses use resources and interact with the marketplace. Some examples include describing the factors of production, recognizing the difference between demand and quantity, and comparing types and characteristics of market structures.
The Macroeconomics, Economic Theories, and International Economics subarea is the largest portion of the test at 36%. Understanding basic theories of macroeconomics, concepts related to government decisions, principles of money and baking, and components of international economics and trade are the four main objectives of this section. Keynesianism, progressive taxes, the Federal Reserve System, and the effects of tariffs are just some of the key topics in this subarea.
The last two AEPA Economics Exam subareas each cover approximately 18% and both cover two main objectives. In the Economic Inquiry Skills subarea, testers must demonstrate knowledge of applying methods for interpreting economic information and analyzing economic issues. This section will be full of tables, graphs, diagrams, articles, and reports. The Consumer Economics subarea will test whether you can see how opportunity cost affects personal financial decisions and how opportunity cost is involved in the purchase and use of goods and services.
Should you desire to become an AEPA Economics certified instructor, the AEPA Economics Practice Test will help you prepare for the AEPA Economics Exam. The AEPA Economics Practice Test will be a good indicator of what subareas you may still need to review before taking the AEPA Economics Exam. Upon receipt of a passing score on the AEPA Economics test, the keys to the Economics classroom in Arizona will be yours.
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by Enoch Morrison | Last Updated: January 8, 2019