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All 124 education graduates from 2004-05 pass Praxis examination

All of Austin Peay State Universitys teacher education graduates passed the Praxis examination during the 2004-05 school year, according to a Tennessee State Board of Education report released Aug. 31.

APSU is among 23 colleges and universities in Tennessee that achieved a 100 percent passing rate on the Praxis. Sixteen of the states other postsecondary institutions did not achieve the maximum percentage.

A total of 124 education graduates from APSU successfully completed the required Praxis examination in 2004-05, the report showed.
All of Austin Peay State University's teacher education graduates passed the Praxis examination during the 2004-05 school year, according to a Tennessee State Board of Education report released Aug. 31.

APSU is among 23 colleges and universities in Tennessee that achieved a 100 percent passing rate on the Praxis. Sixteen of the state's other postsecondary institutions did not achieve the maximum percentage.

A total of 124 education graduates from APSU successfully completed the required Praxis examination in 2004-05, the report showed.

“We are pleased with our pass rate on the Praxis test,” said Dr. Carlette Hardin, interim director of the APSU School of Education. “I feel this success can be contributed to a top notch faculty who are committed to preparing quality teachers for K-12 classrooms.

“We provide an intensive prestudent-teaching semester so that students have an opportunity to use the skills they are acquiring and to work with K-12 students, and this directly relates to success on the Praxis exams.”

The Praxis examination tests students on the principles of learning and teaching and subject area assessments.

For more information, contact Dr. Carlette Hardin, interim director of the School of Education, by telephone at (931) 221-7593 or by e-mail at hardinc@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer