Teacher Candidates’ Licensure Test Performance: 1999-2000 Academic Year

The federal government’s Higher Education Act of 1998 requires all teacher preparation institutions to report the test performance of their graduates on examinations required for licensure by the state in which those institutions are located. During the 1999-2000 academic year Minnesota’s Board of Teaching required all students completing approved teacher preparation programs who sought licensure as elementary and secondary teachers to successfully complete the Pre-Professional Basic Skills examination (PPST) developed by the Educational Testing Service. The following tables summarize performance on this test of basic academic skills for the 89 women and men completing our program during the 1999-2000 academic year.

Aggregated Assessment Performance

CSB/SJU

Minnesota

 

Students Assessed

Students Passing

Pass Rate

Students Assessed

Students Passing

Pass Rate

Aggregated Basic Skills

89

88

99%

3375

3296

98%

Individual Assessment Performance

CSB/SJU

Minnesota

Type of Assessment

Students Assessed

Students Passing

Pass Rate

Students Assessed

Students Passing

Pass Rate

PPST Reading

78

78

100%

1567

1554

99%

CBT Reading

11

11

100

1782

1778

100%

PPST Writing

77

77

100

1567

1543

98%

CBT Writing

12

12

100

1797

1767

98%

PPST Mathematics

80

79

99

1608

1595

99%

CBT Mathematics

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1751

1737

99%