Title II Praxis

Annual Report on Teacher Preparation and Certification

In October 1998, the U.S. Congress enacted Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA). This requires that all colleges prepare and submit an annual report on teacher preparation and certification to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). This also requires that colleges disseminate this information to the general public. The purpose of this information sheet is to share our Title II information with you and to verify the strength of our teacher preparations programs.

The following institutional summary data represents the test results of all teacher candidates who completed their respective programs during the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • Millersville University had an overall passing rate of 82% for all assessments as compared to a statewide passing rate of 78% for 2014-2015.
  • The following test scores represent the Millersville University pass rates for teacher candidates required to take tests in their content areas.

TEST RESULTS

Content Area

Millersville
Pass Rate

State Pass Rate

Art

94%

90%

English

100%

97%

Mathematics

88%

72%

Social Studies

97%

89%

Technology

96%

97%

Grades 4-8 Mathematics

64%

66%

Fundamental Subjects

100%

98%

PA 4-8 subtest English / Social Studies

92%

84%

PA 4-8 subtest Math / Science

81%

79%

PA 4-8 subtest Pedagogy

100%

97%

PECT PreK - Gr 4 Module 1

93%

90%

PECT PreK - Gr 4 Module 2

97%

86%

PECT PreK - Gr 4 Module 3

83%

77%

PECT PreK-8 Spec. Ed. Module 1

88%

75%

PECT PreK-8 Spec. Ed. Module 2

85%

72%

PAPA Module 1 Reading

93%

96%

PAPA Module 2 Math

90%

94%

PAPA Module 3 Writing

94%

96%

 

(Please note that there are other teacher preparation programs at Millersville University including Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, French, German, Grades 4 - 8 English, Grades 4 - 8 Science, Grades 4 - 8 Social Studies, Music, Physics and Spanish. For this testing period, the tests were not taken or too few took the tests to be recognized within the Title II data.)

Although the above information is very positive, caution should be used when drawing conclusions about the “quality” of a teacher preparation program based solely on test scores. The quality of a program is better judged by examining the program’s national accreditation, teacher preparation curriculum, general education courses, field experiences, faculty and available resources. For example, Millersville University is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and its graduates have been cited as outstanding teachers.

We hope this information has been helpful to you. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 717-871-7333, the office of the Dean for the College of Education and Human Services.