Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Title II Reporting

Federal 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 public.

CCSU 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%.

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