School of Education
The School of Education uses the results of PRAXIS exams as one of the indicators of effectiveness of instruction in the program. PRAXIS I was previously used as one of the entrance requirements, but was replaced in 2013 by the PRAXIS CORE exam. The CORE exam is used for admission to the program but not for program revision.
PRAXIS II exams are used for course review by examining the sub-scores of the test. Areas that indicate that students are deficient in a particular skill area are reviewed to determine which course addresses that area. The syllabus is then reviewed and revised to provide stronger instruction in the deficient area.
The state teacher licensing exams are also used as a requirement for graduation. They are also used as by the state as an indicator of program effectiveness. A minimum pass rate of 80% is required for continued accreditation.
Elementary Education sets the goal of 90% of teacher students achieving a passing score on the PRAXIS II Subject Area Examination. Elementary Education students will achieve a passing rate of 80% or higher when taking the PRAXIS Principles of Learning Teaching Grades K-6. This requirement is mandated by the State of Mississippi. Secondary Education sets the goal of 90% of teacher students achieving a passing score on the PRAXIS II Subject Area Examination. When taking the PRAXIS Principles of Learning and Teaching (7-12), 85% of Secondary Education students will achieve a passing score.
The PRAXIS annual pass rates are included here.
MSCP-School Counseling goal is 80% pass rate. The current pass rate is 75%.