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 Welcome to the Pennsylvania Teacher
Preparation Program Pass Rates!

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Teacher Preparation Program Pass Rates website that is designed as a service to all those considering a career as a teacher in Pennsylvania and beyond  It allows users to compare the performance of teacher candidates at Pennsylvania's teacher preparation programs by comparing pass rates on the tests required for certification as a teacher in Pennsylvania.
To receive certification in Pennsylvania, candidates are required to take a series of subject specific and general content tests known as PRAXIS. Approximately 36 other states have similar requirements. Candidates taking these tests are customarily enrolled in a college/university teacher preparation program. 

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 PA teacher preparation program, but who have taken the test in Pennsylvania or coded "Pennsylvania" as a test score recipient. Similarly, the candidates choose to identify their attending institution, although this is not verified with the college/university. All of the data on this website has been provided by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).


Users can search this website by college/university or by the program area in which a candidate seeks certification. This type of searching will identify a specific college/university's candidate performance on the tests required for a specific subject area. 
 
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Please note that the test data provided on this website was not collected nor is it intended to be used for the purpose of evaluating individual teacher preparation programs, as there are many factors that affect test score data.  This website is provided as a service to Pennsylvania citizens and represents only one of many sources of information that should be carefully considered when making college application decisions.  Additionally, there are other criteria to 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 of the faculty just to name a few.  Parents and students should consider a variety of these and other factors when making application decisions.


For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions .

For additional information, please contact:

Division of Certification Services
 

Pennsylvania Department of Education - School Leadership and Teacher Quality
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.728.3224

Certification, Application or Technical Questions - Please submit a Help Desk Ticket.