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Most UHV education students pass state exam

Nov. 22, 2013 at 5:22 a.m.
Updated Nov. 24, 2013 at 5:24 a.m.


The University of Houston-Victoria has one of the best pass rates in the state on exams students take to become certified educators in Texas.

The Texas Education Agency recently notified the UHV Education and Human Development that its students averaged a passing rate of 90 percent on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards. This places UHV in the top 30 percent of the 155 education programs in Texas.

"We are excited that we have such a high percentage of students passing," said Fred Litton, dean of the UHV School of Education and Human Development. "It speaks to the quality of our program and the faculty who teach in the program."

By scoring 80 percent or higher overall and in all demographics tracked by the Texas Education Agency, UHV has received a rating of accredited under the Accountability System for Educator Preparation.

The most recent status was granted based on student pass rates between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31. The School of Education and Human Development had 148 students finish the program during that period.

The pass rates are the cumulative percentage of students who passed the exams in 17 of UHV's 18 different education certification programs. One program had no test takers during the time period. In eight of the programs, every UHV student who took the test passed it.

With so many different areas of education, Litton said the strong pass rate shows the school's success across the board.

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