Quality of teacher education
The Praxis II tests are required by Title II, section 207 of the Higher Education Act (1998.) The purpose of the tests and the reports which follow are to inform the public about the quality of teacher preparation and, ultimately, to improve the quality of teaching. The Ohio Department of Education requires passing grades on the Praxis II assessments of content knowledge and pedagogy for licensure.
In the reports which follow, you will see results both for Bluffton University and for all of Ohio. At Bluffton we report all students who complete our teacher education programs, whether or not they pass the Praxis.
It is important to note that Bluffton does not require passing Praxis scores for a candidate to be a completer. This is in keeping with the spirit of the Title II legislation. We do not artificially inflate our pass rate by excluding candidates who are not successful on their Praxis tests.
This is also why we're excited that Bluffton has received a 100% institutional pass rate for the past three years!
We ask that our candidates take specialty test(s) prior to clinical practice so we
can be confident that they know the content. They must pass the test of pedagogy and
content tests before receiving their Ohio teaching licenses. Our policy is to work
with students who are having difficulty until they have success or until they choose
to stop trying to pass the test.
2010-11 Praxis report summary, single (pdf)
2009-10 Praxis report aggregate, single (pdf)
2008-09 Praxis report aggregate, single (pdf)
2007-08 Praxis report aggregate, single (pdf)
2006-07 Praxis report aggregate, single (pdf)
2005-06 Praxis report aggregate (pdf)
2004-05 Praxis report aggregate (pdf)
2003-04 Praxis report, updated (pdf)
2002-03 Praxis report, updated (pdf)
2001-02 Praxis report, updated (pdf)
2000-01 Praxis report, updated (pdf)
1999-2000 Praxis report, updated (pdf)