Public Performance Disclosure

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 2015-2016, 2014-2015, and 2013-2014 on the pass rates of Program Completers on the PRAXIS II.

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. One teacher candidate received the recognition of Excellence from ETS.
Secondary Education Endorsement
PRAXIS II exam code for Content Knowledge
Number of Teacher Candidates
Pass Rate
Biological Science 
5235: Biology 
 
21
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. One teacher candidate received the recognition of Excellence from ETS.
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%
 
2013-2014
Eighteen teacher candidates completed UTEP and received New Jersey Certificates of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in 2013-2014. 
All teacher candidates passed the PRAXIS II tests, giving UTEP a 100% pass rate. One teacher candidate received the recognition of Excellence from ETS.
Secondary Education Endorsement
PRAXIS II exam code for Content Knowledge
Number of Teacher Candidates
Pass Rate
Biology
0235: Biology (Paper version) or 5235        (Computer version)
1
100%
English
0041: English, Language and Literate (Paper version) or 5041 (Computer version)
10
100%
Mathematics
0061: Mathematics (Paper version) or 5061 (Computer version)
5
100%
Social Studies
0081: Social Studies (Paper version) or 5081 (Computer version)
2
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: 
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