CPACE PASSING REQUIREMENTS
To pass the CPACE, a candidate must earn a passing score on both the CPACE–Written and CPACE–Video. An individual's performance on the CPACE is evaluated against established standards. The passing scores for the CPACE–Written and CPACE–Video are established by the CTC and are based on the professional judgments and recommendations of California educators with expertise and experience in educational leadership.
For the CPACE–Written, the total test score is based on the number of raw score points earned on each section (multiple-choice section and constructed-response section), the weighting of each section, and the scaling of that score. Raw scores are converted to a scale of 100 to 300, with the scaled score of 220 representing the minimum passing score. A passing score must be achieved at a single test administration; performance on parts of CPACE–Written cannot be combined across administrations.
For the CPACE–Video, the total test score is based on the number of raw score points earned on the candidate's video submission. Raw scores are converted to a scale of 100 to 300, with the scaled score of 220 representing the minimum passing score. A passing score must be achieved based on a single submission; video packets cannot be combined across different submission deadlines.
Passing scores must be applied toward California certification within five (5) years of the test date or submission deadline.
Retaking the CPACE
There is no limit to the number of times you can take the CPACE–Written or CPACE–Video. Each time you wish to retake a CPACE component, you must reregister. Please note that you can take the CPACE–Written only once during each testing window and you must wait 45 calendar days before retaking it.
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