54% of prospective elementary teachers fail their licensing exam on the first try.
46% aspiring elementary school teachers pass a common licensing exam on their first try, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality which points a finger at the nation’s teacher education programs for not requiring their students to take the courses needed to pass the exams.
New from NCTQ: Elementary teachers are failing their professional licensing tests in extraordinarily high numbers. We found they’re not getting the preparation they need. Read more on the crisis in A Fair Chance: https://t.co/Rkr3zCtFeN
— NCTQ (@NCTQ) February 27, 2019
More than half of the nation’s prospective elementary school teachers fail their licensure exam on the first attempt, according to a report.
“[A]n alarming number of candidates fail their licensing tests, far surpassing the failure rate for other professions’ entry tests, bar exams, and boards,” says a new report released in February by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), which concerns itself primarily with “diversity goals.”
The report’s executive summary continues:
The fact that more candidates fail than pass on their first attempt, and a quarter are never able to earn a passing score, raises serious concerns—especially regarding the effect this failure has on diversity goals. While many factors going back to candidates’ earliest years of education may explain this phenomenon, higher education institutions are in the best position to alter this untenable outcome.
Even after multiple attempts at passing the most widely used licensure tests for teachers, NCTQ’s authors state only 38 percent of aspiring black teachers and 57 percent of prospective Hispanic teachers achieve success, compared to 75 percent of white teacher candidates.
To remedy this situation, while NCTQ suggests a re-evaluation of the alignment of the licensure tests with the “curricular expectations” of states and local school districts for elementary schools, the report’s authors assert the nation’s higher education institutions are ultimately to blame for the dismal outcomes for failing to require essential coursework for education majors. More
People might be surprised to know that many teachers are working under a waiver and have failed multiple times. And this is elementary school, not college level. The dumbest people are teaching our children.
No wonder these elementary school “teachers” are increasingly socialist hacks. Dumbing down the socialist masses one child at a time. You can’t fight back if you can’t read, write, or add.