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Licensure Exam Pass Rates

pdfEducator preparation program pass rates data allow students considering a career as a teacher to compare the performance of educator candidates from Baker University's educator preparation programs to Kansas and national pass rate averages on the tests required for licensure as a teacher in Kansas.

What the Pass Rates Indicate

The pass rate indicates the percentage of candidates from a college or university that took and passed the examinations. Note that some candidates may take these examinations before they complete the educational program at the college or university, which could affect the pass rate.

Kansas Licensure Exams

To receive licensure in Kansas, candidates are required to take a series of subject-specific content tests known as Praxis. Approximately 36 other states have similar requirements. Candidates taking these tests are customarily enrolled in a college or university educator preparation program. Candidates also take another Praxis test called Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT). This test assess a new teacher's knowledge and understanding of educational practices foundational to beginning a career as a professional educator. The test assesses key indicators of the beginning educator's knowledge of topics such as human development, learning processes, instructional processes, diverse learners, educational psychology and professional issues.

Because institutional affiliation is self-reported on the Praxis exams, the data presented here may also include test scores for individuals who may not have attended a Baker educator preparation program, but who have taken the test and erroneously coded Baker University as a test score recipient. Similarly, the candidates have the option to identify their attending institution. All of the data in this document has been provided by the Educational Testing Service.

Pass Rate Data Just One Factor When Choosing a School

Please note that the test data was not collected nor is it intended to be used for the purpose of evaluating individual teacher preparation programs; many factors affect test score data. The data are provided as a service to interested individuals and represent only one of many sources of information that should be carefully considered when making college application decisions. Additionally, other criteria should be consider when applying to an institution of higher education, such as financial resources expended by the institution, curriculum offered, and the experience and number of advanced degrees held by the faculty, just to name a few. Parents and students should consider a variety of factors when making application decisions.