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Title II & PA Certification Pass Rates

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The provisions of the 1988 Amendments to Title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965 requires all U.S. teacher preparation programs to provide certification testing pass rate information to the public. As such, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania provides this information below.

In reviewing this information it is important to understand that while Title II reports pass rates based on a national benchmark, minimum passing scores vary from state to state. In fact, The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) uses a sliding scale based on Grade Point Average (GPA) to set certification testing pass rates. With this in mind, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania reports both Title II pass rates (as required by law) and Pennsylvania Department of Education pass rates that more accurately reflect candidate performance.

Praxis Test Summary of Passing Rates for ESU Program Completers
2016-2017 Academic Year - Traditional Route
Test Area No. Taking Test Number Passing Title II Pass Rate PDE Pass Rate
Basic Skills Assessments (ETS CORE or PDE acceptable measure)
ETS Praxis I Mathematics 219 219 100% 100%
ETS Praxis I Reading 219 219 100% 100%
ETS Praxis I Writing 219 219 100% 100%
Academic Content Area
Early Childhood Education (Prek-4) Module 1 66 52 79% 77.3%
Early Childhood Education (Prek-4) Module 2 65 38 58% 77.3%
Early Childhood Education (Prek-4) Module 3 66 35 53% 77.3%
Fundamental Subjects 16 16 100% 100%
Special Ed: Prek-8 Module 1 36 21 58% 69.5%
Special Ed: Prek-8 Module 2 35 21 60% 69.5%
Middle Level (4-8 * * * 91%
Health and Physical Education 15 14 93% 88%
Health Education 15 13 87% 93%
English 11 11 100% 100%
Mathematics 11 8 73% *
Social Studies 13 9 69% 92%
Speech and Language 29 29 100% 100%

*(Tests with N<10 are not reported. Dual majors may be counted in more than one category; N taking/passing not reported for PDE; candidates must pass all required certification tests in a program to be considered passing in PDE Pass Rate calculation).

If you would like a printed copy of this report, please contact College of Education at: fgavilanes@esu.edu or call the office at (570) 422-3377.