Announcing a Change to EPP Testing Requirements and New Test Preparation Workshops
Beginning September 1, 2018, students taking the qualifying exam for the College of Education Educator Preparation Program will once again need a minimum score of 78 percent. A 2017 pilot study that lowered the minimum score to 70 percent is now complete. After analyzing the data from this pilot study, and as we continued to track test score data over the past year, it has become clear that a 78 percent score on the qualifying exam is a better predictor of success on the TExES exam.
The College of Education is deeply committed to the success of every one of our students, and in assuring this, the Center for Student Success (CSS) has initiated a new exam support process for all students, including a series of redesigned and enhanced workshops and seminars that will help students prepare for success on both the qualifying and TExES exams.
The first, new “Keep Calm & Ace Your Exam!” workshop will be offered on August 31, 2018, by Dr. Daniel Tillman in College of Education, room ED201, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Dr. Tillman, a test-taking skills expert, will help students effectively break down exam items and reduce test anxiety. Following this first workshop, a strategic schedule of seminars will be offered throughout the fall and spring semesters, targeting specific areas of content knowledge and instruction that prove most challenging for our students on the exams.
Should you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to visit or contact the CSS at your convenience. And please mark your calendars for the first “Keep Calm & Ace Your Exam!” workshop by Dr. Tillman, on August 31st.