Course Description: (To be used in publicity): This course is online. No trips to campus are required. PAPA and ETS Core Prep is designed for teacher candidates preparing to take the Pennsylvania Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) or the ETS Core Reading, Writing, and Math Tests. The Reading, Mathematics, and Writing Preps are set up in separate modules for each exam. This online course provides plenty of interaction with the instructor through submitted assignments, discussion board topics, and live chats in the chat room in Blackboard. Homework assignments are submitted to the instructor so the instructor can help students discover areas of strengths and weaknesses. Students will learn test taking strategies, improve reading comprehension, review grammar, learn how to write an effective essay response, understand key mathematical concepts, and get plenty of practice test questions. Students will receive start up directions via email one week prior to the start of class.