Candidate Performance Data

Department of Teacher Education initial licensure program candidates compile excellent academic records according to internal and external measures, including a 100 percent pass rate, for all program completers, on all Illinois Content Tests and edTPA Portfolio Evaluations.

Average GPA for Program Completers

Initial Teacher Preparation Completers: 2016-2017

ProgramNumber of Teacher CandidatesAverage GPA (4.00 Scale)
Early Childhood Education * 3.40
Early Childhood/Elementary Education * 3.70
Elementary Education 27 3.47
Middle School Education * 3.55
High School Education 15 3.60
Special Education 33 3.52
K-12 Education * 3.71

*Denotes a value of 10 or less

Summary Pass Rate for Illinois State Tests

Initial Teacher Preparation Completers:  All Programs

YearSubjectNumber Taking TestsNumber Passing TestsPass Rate (%)
2016-2017 Content Area Test
edTPA Portfolio Evaluation
84
84
84
84
100
100
2015-2016 Content Area Test
edTPA Portfolio Evaluation
84
84
84
84
100
100
2014-2015 Content Area Test
Academic Proficiency Test
88
88
89
89
100
100
2013-2014 Content Area Test
Academic Proficiency Test
99
99
99
99
100
100
2012-2013 Content Area Test
Academic Proficiency Test
127
127
127
127
100
100
2011-2012 Content Area Test
Academic Proficiency Test
109
109
109
109
100
100
2010-2011 Content Area Test
Academic Proficiency Test
132
132
132
132
100
100