Institution: South Carolina State University

 

Results of Professional Examinations

 

 

Applicable to Four- and Two-Year Institutions – Measured for April 1, 1999-March 31, 2000 

 

 

According to Section 59-101-350, the Commission is responsible for collecting “student scores on professional examinations with detailed information on state and national means, passing scores, and pass rates, as available, and with information on such scores over time, and the number of students taking each exam” from four- and two-year institutions to be included in the annual report to the General Assembly.  The Commission on Higher Education also uses this information as the primary source with which to fulfill requirements in Section 59-103-30 for performance funding to collect information on Instructional Quality and Graduates’ Achievements by looking at the scores of graduates on post-undergraduate professional, graduate, or employment-related examinations and certification tests.

 

Past committee work and the development of performance funding have defined the collection of this information to include only first-time test takers (except the teacher education exams, which include all test takers) for those students who completed an examination during the period of April 1, 1999 through March 31, 2000.  The following list displays the exams that your sector has reported in the past.  Please use this list as a guide for the exams you report this year on the table provided.

 

In addition to this information, the Commission is interested in collecting supporting data for other exams that may be used in the IE and performance funding processes.  These exams were identified through a series of meetings with institutional representatives in Fall 1999 for possible inclusion in these data collection efforts.  As we continue to look closer at performance indicator 7D and through data verification efforts, we are interested in more detailed information that could affect the inclusion of these exams, or others.  Please provide the information on the additional exams as requested below.  Should you have suggestions for other exams to include here, please add those to the list with the appropriate information.

 

The Commission will request national and state pass rates and any additional information for these examinations, as it is available, from national and state agencies to be used in the report to the General Assembly.  These national and state agencies can be found in your copy of “A Closer Look” (pp. 100-101).

 

Teaching Sector

National Council Licensure Exam. (NCLEX) - Registered Nurse

PRAXIS Series - Professional Knowledge and Specialty Area

 (please note any changes made in the use of these exams and the NTE since the last reporting period

 

 

Name of Exam

Date(s) Administered

# of Examinees

# of 1st Time Examinees

# of 1st Time Examinees who Passed

% 1st Time Examinees Passing

NCLEX – RN

4/99

1

1

0

0.0%

PRAXIS ( PKE)

4/24/99

12

 

12

100%

PRAXIS

6/12/99

8

 

8

100%

PRAXIS II (NTE)

4/24/99

24

 

20

83.3%

PRAXIS II

6/12/99

17 

 

13

 76.5%

PRAXIS II

9/18/99

3

 

1

33.3%

PRAXIS II

11/20/99

13

 

10

76.9%

PRAXIS II

1/15/00

1

 

  1

100.0%

PRAXIS II

3/11/00

1

 

1

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Additional Examinations                                                                                       

 

The exams below represent additional examinations identified through Fall 1999 institutional meetings.  Please provide the following information for these exams.  Feel free to add others that may reflect the degree programs at your institution and measure the success of your students on professional examinations.

 

Exam

Degree(s) leading to this exam at your institution

# Graduates completing these degree(s)

 (April 1, 1999 – March 31, 2000)

# Tested

(If known)

Dates Tested

(If known)

American Association of State Social Work Boards (AASSWB) – Basic Level

 

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

40

None

Unknown

AASSWB – Intermediate Level

 

 

 

 

 

AASSWB – Advanced (Independent) Level

 

 

 

 

 

Fundamentals of Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fundamentals of Geology