Baylor SOE Teacher Candidates have 99% TExES Passing Rate

July 14, 2006
Preliminary data released this week (July 10-July 14, 2006) by the State Board for Educator Certification indicates that Baylor University has a 99% passing rate for 105 teacher candidates completing their certification programs in 2006 (academic year 2005-2006). According to the data, all of the candidates have passed their TExES content exams and their TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exams. This is the highest passing rate for Baylor University since the TExES exams were implemented in 2000.

Three candidates who have chosen to seek additional certifications, which means the candidates must pass three or more exams rather than just two exams, have until December 2006 to successfully complete their supplemental exams. Upon successful completion by December 2006, Baylor University will have a 100% passing rate for 2006.

Each July, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) releases data about teacher education candidates who completed their programs during the most recent academic year (2005-2006). One hundred five candidates from Baylor University's School of Education completed Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) exams during the past academic year. Each candidate must pass a minimum of two tests, one in the candidate's subject matter and one in Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR). Candidates who choose to add additional areas of certification, such as Gifted and Talented (GT) or English as a Second Language (ESL), are required to take additional tests.
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