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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 results of all of the tests given to all teacher candidates in their respective programs during the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • Millersville University had an overall passing rate of 92% for all assessments as compared to a statewide passing rate of 88% for 2012-2013.
  • 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

100%

91%

Elementary Education

94%

88%

English

96%

94%

Mathematics

100%

95%

PreK - Gr 4 Module 1

76%

78%

PreK - Gr 4 Module 2

88% 72%
PreK - Gr 4 Module 3 88% 65%

Social Studies

94%

89%

Special Education

100%

99%

Technology

100%

100%

Fundamental Subjects

99%

97%

PRAXIS I Mathematics

100%

98%

PRAXIS I Reading

100%

99%

PRAXIS I Writing

99%

99%

 

(Please note that there are other teacher preparation programs at Millersville University such as Chemistry, Citizenship, Earth Sciences, French, German, 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 717-872-3379, the office of the Dean for the School of Education.