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ASU Math Students Stay Perfect on Teacher Certification Test

February 28, 2011

For the 14th 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.

Five ASU students took the TExES in February, and their average score of 274.8 out of 300 is the highest average ever posted by an ASU class. It is also well above last year’s state average score of 233.2. The perfect passing rate streak began in 1998 and since then, all 143 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 Kelci D. Brokaw, Brenna L. Dossey, Lydia A. Miller, Megan Pumphrey and Leaoma C. Rollins. For more information, call Dr. Swets at 942-2111.