Graduate Catalog 2010-12
Title II Reporting
Title II of the Higher Education Act of 1998 mandates that
institutions of higher education that have teacher preparation
programs must report the pass rates on certification tests for their
program completers. Any institution that has been identified as “low
performing” by the State must also report this designation to the
defines “program completer” as a student who has met the academic
requirements of the Professional Program for Teacher Certification.
The students complete 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).
Students complete subject/content area requirements equivalent to
non-education majors in the same fields. In addition, students
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 268 program
completers identified in the 2008-09 cohort. They took a total of 935
individual Praxis tests, passing 923 of those tests. This yielded a
summary institutional passing rate of 95%. Statewide, many
institutions guarantee a 100% pass rate by requiring Praxis II tests
in addition to academic requirements for program completion. This
practice yields a statewide summary pass rate of 98%.