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CESS: Institutional Pass Rate

All candidates for teaching certification in early childhood (Birth –Grade2), elementary (Grades 1-6), secondary (Grades 7-12), and special subjects(all grades)  teachers are required to pass the New York State Teachers Certification Examinations (NYSTCE’s) administered by Pearson Inc.,  on behalf of the  New York State Education Department .  Listed below are Hofstra University’s passing rates for combined undergraduate and graduate initial preparation programs.

N.Y. State Teacher Cert. Exams (NYSTCE’s) Test Field/Category# Tested# PassedPass Rate

Program Completers 2015-16

186

165

89%

Program Completers 2014-15

259

231

89%

Program Completers 2013-14

262

239

91%

Program Completers 2012-13

309

297

96%

Program Completers 2011-12

391

378

97%

Program Completers 2010-11

516

502

97% 

Program Completers 2009-10

499

484

97%

Program Completers 2008-09

497

477

96% 

All candidates for the School Leadership Assessments are listed below.

School Building Leader Parts 1 &  2# Tested# PassedPass Rate

2014-2015

5

-

-

2013-2014

14

14

100%

2012-2013

9

9

100%

2011 - 2012

10

7

70%

2010 - 2011

7

7

100%

2009 – 2010

7

6

86%

School District Leader Parts 1 & 2

# Tested

#Passed

Pass Rate

2014-2015

9

8

89%

2013-2014

14

13

93%

2012-2013

8

8

100%

2011 - 2012

13

12

92%

2010 - 2011

8

8

100%

2009 - 2010

9

8

89%

School District Business Leader Parts 1 & 2

# Tested

# Passed

Pass Rate

2014-2015

-

-

-

2013-2014

4

-

-

2012-2013

1

-

-

2011 - 2012

2

-

-

2010 - 2011

4

-

-

2009 - 2010

2

-

-

Pass Rate not calculated if fewer than 5 takers