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Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments

Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service

Purpose

The purpose of the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service is to provide you with detailed information about your performance on an Arizona custom test that you did not pass. The service is designed to reveal more clearly areas of strength and weakness in your most recent performance on the test so that you may better prepare to take the test again.

The Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service is not a test rescoring service. Requests for the service will not change your score on a test. Also, the service is not designed to provide you with suggestions for study aids and other preparation activities that may help improve your performance on a test. You are encouraged to consult with the advisor or director at your educator preparation program for information on preparing to take the Arizona custom tests.

Options

If you did not pass an Arizona custom test, you may request the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service and receive an analysis of your performance (1) on the selected-response section of the test only or (2) on both the selected-response and performance assignment sections of the test. For a single test administration, the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service may include the following information:

  • Selected-response section: (a) a review of your overall performance on the selected-response questions and (b) the percentage of selected-response questions that you answered correctly for each subarea and each objective on the test
  • Performance assignment section: a review of your written (and oral, if applicable) response(s) to the performance assignment(s) based on the performance characteristics that describe the criteria for scoring the assignment(s)

Note that on the Professional Knowledge—Early Childhood test and the Special Education: Visually Impaired test, the performance assignment section contributes only 10 percent toward your score. However, on the Reading Endorsement tests, the performance assignment sections contribute 20 percent toward your score, and on the Principal and Superintendent tests, the performance assignment sections contribute 40 percent toward your score.

Refunds

The Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service is available for the performance assignment section only if you did not perform well on that section. If you request the service for the performance assignment section and your response(s) to the performance assignment(s) have already been deemed in the "acceptable" range, then your analysis will not include any information about the performance assignment section and you will receive a $75 refund.

Rules and Availability

The Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service is available for all Arizona custom tests. All rules as specified in the current AEPA website, including the Rules of Test Participation, as well as the rules listed below, apply to the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service.

  • The Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service will be available for up to six (6) months after the date of the administration for which you took a test and did not pass.
  • Your request for the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service will be processed only after the score report date of the administration for which you took a test and did not pass. (Review score report dates for Arizona custom tests with selected-response items only and tests with selected-response items and performance assignments.) Requests submitted before the applicable score report date will be received, but they will not be processed until after that date.
  • If you are requesting the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service for the selected-response section of a test only, allow up to four (4) weeks from receipt of your request for delivery. If you are requesting the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service for both the selected-response and performance assignment sections of a test, allow up to six (6) weeks from receipt of your request for delivery. Please note that these delivery time allowances pertain only to those requests submitted on or after the score report date of the administration for which you took a test and did not pass.

Requesting the Service

To request the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service, complete the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service Request Form PDF Document and send it to Evaluation Systems with the correct payment (personal check, cashier's check, or money order only).