Title II of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

In accordance with the 2008 Higer Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Department of Education at Siena College is required to submit an annual report to the New York State Department of Education and the Federal Government on the quality of its teacher preparation programs, and to make this information publicly available. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is committed to transparency in performance and public accountability. NCATE requires all teacher education and/or educator preparation providers to at least at minimum prominently publicize the results of state licensure exams on institutional or SCDE websites. Accordingly, the institutional reports of Pass Rates of Program Completers on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) appear here.

Title II and NCATE- NYSTCE Assessment Pass Rate Data Reporting

The Department of Education is committed to transparency and accountability by reporting performance data, updated on a regular basis on the department website. Critical to all stakeholders, performance data on key assessments are an essential feature of accountability at Siena College supporting a culture of continuous assessment and improvement of our teacher preparation/certification programs. The high standards of assessment, accreditation, and accountability benefit the candidate, the organization, and the public, signifying value in the degree and confidence in the worth of the Teacher Preparation Programs.

In compliance with federal and NCATE requirements, Siena College reports the percentages of students who have completed our teacher preparation programs and have passed each of the three teacher certification exams and the newly-required teacher performance assessment (edTPA). Annual reports of test results follow.

**Data obtained from New York State Education Department’s Teacher Certification Examinations Pass Rate Data report sorted by test area. Pass/fail performance status is based on the total number of completers who took and passed the test one time or multiple times at a single test administration. The exact pass rate by program and/or content area is determined by the Education Department.