Please note that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) determines pass rates for certification tests using a sliding scale based on each candidate’s final Grade Point Average (GPA). Title II (national) pass rates do not use a sliding scale based on GPA. As such, PDE pass rates represent a more accurate reflection of program quality. Title II pass rates are included to satisfy federal law.
|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||*||*||100%||100%|
|ETS Praxis I Reading||*||*||100%||100%|
|ETS Praxis I Writing||*||*||100%||100%|
|Academic Content Area|
|Early Childhood Education (Prek-4) Module 1||76||61||80%||97%|
|Early Childhood Education (Prek-4) Module 2||76||65||86%||96%|
|Early Childhood Education (Prek-4) Module 3||76||45||59%||96%|
|Special Education (Prek-8) Module 1||40||30||75%||92%|
|Special Education (Prek-8) Module 2||39||28||72%||87%|
|Health and Physical Education (Pk-12)||22||20||91%||100%|
|Health Education (Pk-12)||16||10||63%||86%|
|Speech and Language (Prek-12)||33||32||97%||100%|
Pass rates for programs with less than 10 completers (as reported by Title II) are not reported. Dual majors may be counted in more than one category.
*Candidates must pass a PDE approved Basic Skills Assessment [ETS Core] or an approved alternate measure to be admitted into all ESU teacher preparation programs. As such, 100% of ESU’s teacher candidates have passed an approved basic skills measure.