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March 2009

Release Date: March 2, 2009ASU Logo

ASU Math Students Stay Perfect on Teacher Certification Tests

For the 12th straight year, Angelo State University students have maintained a 100 percent passing rate on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) teacher certification test for secondary mathematics.

Four ASU students took the TExES in January and their average score of 269.5 out of 300 was well above last year’s state average score of 226.5. The perfect passing rate streak began in 1998 and since then, all 128 of the ASU students who have taken the exam after completing the mathematics program have passed. The state-wide pass rate for the secondary math TExES was 61 percent in 2004, the latest year for which full results are available.

“It makes me proud,” said Dr. Paul Swets, head of ASU’s Department of Mathematics. “It’s a great reflection on our program, our faculty and the students we get in our department.”

ASU students passing the test this year to keep the streak alive were Kelli N. Gilbert, Ashlee R. Noland, Emilee L. Trammell and Monica D. Wood.

Additionally, ASU students also posted a 100 percent pass rate in January on the TExES teacher certification test for middle school mathematics. This marked the ASU’s sixth straight year with a perfect pass rate on the middle school exam.

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