Public Performance Disclosure: Title II and CAEP/TEAC Legacy

Title II Reporting

One of the purposes of Title II reporting is to increase the accountability of Federal education programs to the President, the Congress, and the public.[1]  In 1998, Congress passed the Title II of Higher Education Act,[2]which requires all colleges and universities with teacher preparation programs to develop and publish an annual program report. 

To receive teacher certification in New Jersey, all teacher candidates must pass the PRAXIS II exam in their area of specialization.  PRAXIS II assesses candidates’ content knowledge of specific subjects that K–12 educators teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge.[3] Here is the link to view annual reports for New Jersey for Title II reports https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Snapshot2012/NJ.pdf.

The Department of Urban Education at Rutgers University-Newark is pleased to issue its Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) reports for 2016-2017, 2015-2016, and 2014-2015 on the pass rates of Program Completers on the PRAXIS II.

 

2016-2017

Eight teacher candidates completed UTEP and received New Jersey Certificates of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in 2016-2017. All teacher candidates passed the PRAXIS II tests, giving UTEP a 100% pass rate. 

Secondary Education Endorsement

PRAXIS II exam code for Content Knowledge

Number of Teacher Candidates

Pass Rate

Biological Science

5235: Biology

1

100% 

English

5038: English Language Arts 

3

100%

Social Studies

5081: Social Studies

3

100%

Technology Education

0051: Technology Education

1

100%

 

2015-2016

Nine teacher candidates completed UTEP and received New Jersey Certificates of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in 2015-2016. 

All teacher candidates passed the PRAXIS II tests, giving UTEP a 100% pass rate. 

Secondary Education Endorsement

PRAXIS II exam code for Content Knowledge

Number of Teacher Candidates

Pass Rate

Biological Science 5235: Biology 2 100%

Spanish

5195: Spanish

1

100% 

English

5038: English Language Arts 

1

100%

Social Studies

0081: Social Studies (Paper version) or 5081 (Computer version)

4

100%

Technology Education

0051: Technology Education

1

100%

2014-2015

Six teacher candidates completed UTEP and received New Jersey Certificates of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in 2014-2015. All teacher candidates passed the PRAXIS II tests, giving UTEP a 100% pass rate. 

Secondary Education Endorsement

PRAXIS II exam code for Content Knowledge

Number of Teacher Candidates

Pass Rate

Biology 

5235: Biology 

1

100%

Chemistry

5245: Chemistry

1

100% 

English

5038: English Language Arts 

1

100%

Social Studies

0081: Social Studies (Paper version) or 5081 (Computer version)

2

100%

Technology Education

0051: Technology Education

 1

100%

 

 

 

CAEP/ TEAC legacy

The Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) of the Department of Urban Education at Rutgers University-Newark prepares teacher candidates for New Jersey state teacher certification. UTEP is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council—TEAC (now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation –CAEP) for a period of seven years, from October 2014 to Ocotber 2021.

As part of the accreditation, UTEP is required to provide information on the performance of its teacher candidates. It regularly collects external and internal data on the performance of its teacher candidates. The external sources of evidence include the following:

  • Admissions data,

  • Major GPA, and

  • PRAXIS II score.

The internal sources of evidence include UTEP course grades and summative field evaluations. These external and internal data are collected, analyzed, and tested for reliability and validity to support of UTEP’s claims made to TEAC. The data sources are the quantitative measures to verify that program completers have achieved UTEP’s SUPER6 principles.

UTEP is proud of the accomplishments of its teacher candidates and these data support its claims that its teacher candidates are both caring and professional and know their subject area, possess the necessary content and pedagogical knowledge to meet the instructional needs of their students.

For more information about the performance of UTEP and its Teacher Candidates, please visit TEAC's website to review "The Summary of the Case for UTEP at Rutgers-Newark" at the following address: 

http://www.teac.org/wp-content/uploads/CaseSummaries/Rutgers_Newark_UrbanTEd_Case_Summary.pdf

This summary reflects the program of 2016. Since then, the Department of Urban Education has redesigned UTEP to prepare middle and high school teachers.


[1] http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/mission/mission.html?src=ln

[2] https://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/leg/hea98/sec201.html

[3] https://www.ets.org/praxis/nj/requirements