Dreeben sees impressive pass rate of TExES

September 21, 2021

Teacher Education StudentsThe UIW Dreeben School of Education (DSE) has reason to celebrate! Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) pass rates have been released, and in the 2020-2021 academic year, 99 percent of DSE students who took the exam received a passing grade. The exams test both content and pedagogy knowledge. Texas law requires that educators pass the appropriate exam to become certified to teach in Texas classrooms.

“I want to start by saying how proud I am of our students for all they have accomplished during these challenging times,” said Dr. Denise Staudt, dean of the Dreeben School of Education. “For the DSE Teacher Education Program to obtain an overall TExES pass rate of 99 percent for students who completed the exam during the pandemic in the 2020-2021 academic year is quite amazing. I extend my deepest appreciation to all faculty who have contributed their time, effort and energy to accomplish this outstanding pass rate."

DSE students have passed at exceptional rates for the past four years, with each year being at or above 96 percent. The highest pass rate was 100 percent, achieved during the 2017-2018 academic year. The school's pass rate this year is several percentage points above the statewide average.