Release Date: March 4, 2010
ASU Math Students Stay Perfect on Teacher Certification Tests
For the 13th 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.
Ten ASU students took the TExES in February and their average score of 273.3 out of 300 was well above last year’s state average score of 226.1. The perfect passing rate streak began in 1998 and since then, all 138 of the ASU students who have taken the exam after completing the mathematics program have passed.
“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 secondary test this year to keep the streak alive were Rimple M. Bhakta, Katherine Janell Eyre, Janae M. Giles, Charles C. Hall, Stacy L. Lee, Johnathon E. McClure, John H. Rabb, Guadalupe Ramon, Ian W. Ritchey and Sarah Ellen Thomas.
Additionally, ASU students also posted a 100 percent pass rate in February on the TExES teacher certification test for middle school mathematics. This marked ASU’s seventh straight year with a perfect pass rate on the middle school exam, which has only been available for seven years.
ASU students passing the middle school test this year were Stephen L. Barron, Belinda L. DeLaughter, Jessica D. Holbrook and Jessica Rae Speck.