CAAP Testing - All Testing is held at Emporia State University

Upcoming CAAP testing date is:

September 30, 2017

Important Notice - In June 2017, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness was notified by ACT, Inc. that the CAAP Tests would be discontinued as of December 31, 2017.  This impacts students who are needing to meet requirements for admittance to the Teacher Education programs.  As of January 1, 2017 the ETS-CORE tests will be the only instrument available to meet admittance requirements.  If you have questions, please contact your ACADEMIC ADVISOR who will be able to advise you in working with this change. 

There are four separate CAAP tests; Math, Reading, Writing Skills and Writing Essay.  Teacher Education majors must meet proficiencies in all four tests, see details in the course catalog and consult your advisor for specific score thresholds.  CAAP testing fees are $25.00 per test for Math and Reading and $50 for the Writing (two separate tests).  This amount will be billed to your student account upon enrollment for the CAAP tests and will be listed on the course registration document for each test being taken. It will indicate the time and the test building will be administered. For students who are not yet enrolled in classes, payment can be made online. For non-enrolled students, please contact your advisor or our office for more information on payment.  No refunds will be given for the CAAP testing unless the Assessment Office is notified before the day of testing at 620-341-5103. Results for the CAAP test take approximately 6 weeks.  The scores will be mailed to your address listed on file with ESU.  Please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (620-341-5103), if you have any questions regarding your testing results. 

Registration & Testing Resources

Pre-registration is required for all tests!
To register for the CAAP Test contact your advisor.
Testing Resources and Test Practice Information is available at


Testing Center Location

Emporia State University

Visser Hall
1 Kellogg Circle, Morse Road
Emporia, KS 66801

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Arrive Begin End
Math 7:45 am 8:00 am 9:05 am
Reading 8:50 am 9:10 am 10:15 am
Writing 10:00 am 10:15 am 12:20 pm

Please Bring to the test...

Two #2 Pencils with Erasers

Photo I.D. (Required) - ESU I.D. Preferred

Black Ink Pen for Essays

Calculator for Math (See Restrictions in the CAAP Student Guide)


To Contact the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment

Assessment & Testing Enhancement Center
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle 
Campus Box 4074
Emporia, KS 66801

Phone: (620) 341-5103
Fax: (620) 341-6102

Link to web page: 
* This site also highlights the Competency Exam Requirements for all ESU baccalaureate degree seeking students.


Do I have to take the CAAP test?

All undergraduates who choose to major in Teacher Education are required to take the CAAP or the PRAXIS-CORE tests and must meet threshold scores to be admitted into the Teacher Education program. Consult your advisor on timing for when it is best to take the tests. 

How do I sign up for the CAAP test?
You sign up for the CAAP test through your advisor.  Normally, you will enroll in CAAP tests at the same time you enroll in your classes for the upcoming semester.  In an instance where you or your advisor has questions in regard to enrolling in CAAP tests, feel free to contact the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (620-341-5103 or send an email to

What happens if I fail the CAAP test?

You should contact your advisor immediately to develop a plan to re-take the tests. 

Schedule an appointment with your advisor to register!