Teacher Candidates’ Licensure Examination Performance: 2009-2010 Academic Year

The Higher Education Act of 1998 included a provision requiring all educational institutions preparing public school teachers to publish their candidates' performance on all examinations required by the state granting them licensure. Minnesota's Board of Teaching requires all who seek to be licensed as elementary teachers for grades K-6 with a 5-8 specialty or as secondary teachers of students in grades 5-12, 9-12, or K-12 to successfully demonstrate basic academic skills using the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST or PRAXIS I). Prospective teachers must also verify their professional knowledge of how to instruct students in the grade levels for which they are licensed to teach (PRAXIS II: Principles of Teaching and Learning). Finally, candidates seeking a Minnesota teaching license must affirm their knowledge of the subjects they are licensed to teach (PRAXIS II: content knowledge). The following table summarizes the performance of the ??????? women and men who attempted one or more of these examinations between 1 September 2009 and 30 June 2010.

 

Aggregated Licensure Examination Performance: 2009-2010

CSB / SJU

MINNESOTA

 

Assessment

Assessments Taken

Assessments Passed

Pass Rate

Assessments Taken

Assessments Passed

Pass Rate

Basic Skills

Reading

Writing

Mathematics

 

75

75

75

 

75

75

75

 

100%

100%

100%

 

2753

2750

2736

 

2683

2686

2679

 

97%

98%

98%

Professional Knowledge

76

76

100%

2629

2584

98%

Content Knowledge

122

122

100%

3086

2925

95% 

Totals

423

423

100%

13954 

13557

97%