Evidence of Candidate Performance and Program Quality

Title II Report

As required by Title II of the Higher Education Act, each year Montclair State University (MSU) submits a report to the New Jersey Department of Education with data and information about our teacher preparation programs.  Much of the data displayed below comes from this report.  The full Title II report may be obtained from the MSU Center of Pedagogy by contacting daceyc@mail.montclair.edu.

Summary of PRAXIS II Licensure Data

The Praxis II tests are administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and must be passed by candidates in teacher education programs to be licensed in the state of New Jersey.  Pass rates are reported to Montclair State University by ETS.  Summary results for Praxis II passing rates for the past three years are as follows:

Praxis II Subject Exam

MSU

Pass rate AY 09-10

(n=665)

Statewide Pass rate

AY 09-10

MSU

Pass rate AY 10-11

(n=624)

Statewide Pass rate

AY 10-11 

MSU

Pass rate

AY 11-12 (n=672)

Statewide Pass rate

AY 11 -12

MSU

Pass rate
AY 12-13

Statewide Pass rate

AY 12-13

Art: Content Knowledge               100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 96% 99%
Biology Content Knowledge        N/A 99% 100% 96% 100% 97% N/A 99%
Early Childhood Education 98% 99% 100% 99% 100% 99% 100% 99%
Elementary Education 100% 99% 100% 99% 100% 99% 100% 100%
English Language, Literature & Composition 100% 96% 98% 96% 100% 97% 100% 97%
General Science N/A 97% 100% 97% 100% 96% 100% 98%
Health & Physical Education 100% 100% 99% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Mathematics 100% 97% 100% 97% 100% 99% 100% 98%
Music 100% 98% 100% 96% 100% 98% 91% 97%
Physical Education N/A 93% 93% 93% 100% 100% N/A N/A
Social Studies 100% 96% 100% 95% 100% 94% 100% 98%

The Teacher Education Program at Montclair State University is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education. 
As required under Title II, pass rates were reported only for assessments with 10 or more test-takers.
The full Title II report may be obtained from the Center of Pedagogy by contacting daceyc@mail.montclair.edu.

Individual PRAXIS Assessment Pass Rates 2011-2012

As reported to the NJ Department of Education under Title II of the Higher Education Act 99% of students who completed Montclair State University’s programs for initial teacher certification in AY 2012-2013 passed the PRAXIS II test required for licensure by the state of New Jersey.

The percentages of students who passed the individual (“single”) PRAXIS assessments are as follows for the last four years:

 

MSU
Pass rate

Statewide
Pass Rate

Art: Content Knowledge 96 99
Biology Content Knowledge N/A 99
Early Childhood Education 100 99
Elementary Education: Content Knowledge 100 100
English Language, Literature & Composition 100 97
General Science Content Knowledge 100 98
Health & Physical education: Content Knowledge 100 100
Mathematics: Content Knowledge 100 98
Music: Content Knowledge 91 97
Physical Education: Contnet Knowledge N/A N/A
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 100 98

 

Grade Point Averages (GPAs)

 GPAs for Students at Admission to the MSU Teacher Education Program, 2012-2013

Bachelor 3.428
Post Baccalaureate 3.09
Masters 3.14
 

GPAs for Completers of MSU Teacher Education Programs, 2012-2013

Bachelor 3.513
Post Baccalaureate 3.815
Masters 3.82

Student Performance Assessment Results

Montclair State University (MSU) has a performance assessment system in place for initial teacher programs and for advanced programs for teachers and other school professionals.  These are comprehensive and integrated systems of assessment designed to align with the MSU Standards for Initial Teacher Programs , MSU Standards for Advanced Programs for Teachers and Other School Professionals , the INTASC Standards, the New Jersey Professional Teaching Standards, and, where relevant, also with the Standards of their Specialized Professional Associations.  Multiple assessments are used at key transition points throughout the programs—at admission, in coursework, and at program completion. 

An overview of the Initial Teacher Education Programs assessment system can be accessed at http://www.montclair.edu/cehs/about-the-college/ncate-accreditation/msu-performance-assessment-system/initial-assessment/transition-points/.  An overview of the assessment system for Advanced Programs for Teachers and Other School Professionals can be accessed at: http://www.montclair.edu/cehs/about-the-college/ncate-accreditation/msu-performance-assessment-system/performance-assesment-advanced/overview/

The links below will take you to summaries of performance assessment results for 2011-12 and 2012-13 aligned with selected NCATE standards.

Results of Survey of MSU Teacher Education Program Completers

Initial Teacher Education Programs, Survey of Program Completers, 2009-2012

The Teacher Education Program at Montclair State University is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.  

As required under Title II, pass rates were reported only for assessments with 10 or more test-takers. 

The full Title II report may be obtained from the Center of Pedagogy by contacting daceyc@mail.montclair.edu.