Title II Reporting
In response to the
accountability measure mandated by Congress through its passage of Title II and
the Higher Education Act of 1998, all institutions of higher education that
receive federal financial aid monies and have teacher preparation programs must
report the teacher certification-test pass rates for their program completers.
Any institution that has been identified as "low performing" by the state must
also report this designation to the public.
defines "program completer" as a teacher candidate who has met the academic
requirements of the professional program for teacher certification. The teacher
candidates who form the CCSU cohort of program completers finish a rigorous
program of study that is widely recognized for its quality and is nationally
accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
(NCATE). Teacher candidates complete subject/content area requirements
equivalent to non-education majors in the same fields. In addition, teacher
candidates receive a thorough grounding in pedagogy and extensive school-based
field experiences to prepare them to be educational leaders in the learning
communities of Connecticut. There were 315 program completers identified in the
2007-2008 cohort. They took a total of 1,193 individual Praxis tests, passing
1,181 of those tests. This yielded a summary institutional passing rate of 96%,
comparable to the statewide rate of 98%.