Teacher Preparation Report

Praxis II—Institutional Pass Rate
Knowledge Area 2003–2004 2004–2005 2005–2006 2006–2007 2007–2008 2008–2009
Content Areas
98%
359/366
State 97%
98%
355/364
State 97%
99%
338/343
State 99%
100%
405/407
State 98%
98%
391/401
State 98%
99%
373/378
State 98%
Professional 98%
237/243
State 97%
97%
257/264
State 96%
98%
312/318
State 98%
99%
368/373
State 98%
97%
357/367
State 98%
97%
330/341
State 97%

Praxis III—Institutional Pass Rate
2004–2005 2005–2006 2006–2007 2007–2008 2008–2009
99.68% 99.63% 100% 99.5% 99.5%

In addition to meeting rigorous professional standards and program requirements, teacher candidates are required to pass both sections of the Praxis II exam, which serves as the professional exam for all candidates seeking licensure in the state of Ohio. Over the years, teacher candidates have done exceptionally well on this exam. Most recently, during the 2008–2009 academic year, 99 percent passed the Academic Content section of the Praxis II exam and 97 percent of the teacher candidates passed the Professional section of the Praxis II exam.

Also, during the 2008–2009 academic year, a pass rate of 99.5 percent was evidenced on the Praxis III exam. This exam is taken by Miami graduates during their first year of full-time teaching. Passing this test ensures that a first-year teacher has met the highest professional standards of practice in the field of education. According to the Ohio Department of Education, Miami University maintains the highest benchmark status rating for higher education institutions.

Miami and other colleges and universities are reporting on such passage rates and other information about their teacher education programs in compliance with the Higher Education Act (also known as Title II).

For information on Miami's education programs, see the College of Education, Health, and Society.