Teacher Candidates’ Licensure Test Performance: 2001-2002 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 2001-2002 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 98 women and men completing our program during the 2001-2002 academic year.

Aggregated Assessment Performance

CSB/SJU

Minnesota

 

Students Assessed

Students Passing

Pass Rate

Students Assessed

Students Passing

Pass Rate

Aggregated Basic Skills

98

96

98%

3234

3166

98%