If you are ready to take the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments Principal Subtests I and II Exams, you most likely know all about assessments by now. You’re probably thinking that you can just go ahead and put your Principal nameplate on the desk. However, you must pass both the AEPA Principal Subtests I and II Exams, AZ181 and AZ281, as required by the Arizona State Board of Education to become a Principal in Arizona.
The AEPA Principal Subtests I and II Exams each require a passing score of 240. Testers are given three hours and thirty minutes to answer 50 multiple-choice questions and complete two written performance assignments per subtest. Tests are available year-round, and results are sent out 2-6 weeks from the test date to the e-mail provided upon registering for the AEPA Principals Subtests I and II Exams.
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The AEPA Subtest I, AZ181, has two main subareas: Visionary Leadership, Collaboration, and Educational Contexts and Fiscal and Operational Management and Legal/Ethical Guidelines. The objectives are weighed at 60% from the selected-response items and 40% from the constructed-responses, with both subareas counting equally.
The Visionary Leadership, Collaboration, and Educational Contexts subarea tests your understanding of how to develop and implement a shared school vision to promote continuous and sustainable improvement in student learning and achievement. In addition, in this subarea, your understanding of political, social economic, and cultural contexts of education and how to use collaboration skills to build positive, productive relationships inside and outside the school will be tested.
The Fiscal and Operational Management and Legal/Ethical Guidelines subarea will assess your understanding of fiscal and operational management as well as the laws, regulations and judicial decisions affecting education in Arizona.
The AEPA Subtest II, AZ281, has only one tested subarea: Instructional and Organizational Leadership. The proportions are also 60% from the selected-response items and 40% from the constructed-response items.
This subarea will see if you understand how to create a learning environment conducive to student learning and staff professional growth, provide instructional leadership focused on effective teaching and best instructional practices that promote academic success for every student, provide professional development opportunities and experiences that promote staff growth, and ensure that the organization and human resource management staff support success.
While the AEPA Principals Subtests I and II Test are lengthy and detailed, you don’t have to be overwhelmed. That Principal nameplate isn’t far from your reach. The AEPA Principals Subtests I and II Practice Test will help you study, review, and prepare. Soon you will look back, as a AEPA certified Principal, and be thankful for the time you took to make this certification possible.
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by Enoch Morrison | Last Updated: January 8, 2019