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100% Pass Rate for Second Consecutive Semester for Student Teachers

New Rochelle, N.Y. (May 27, 2016) For the second consecutive semester, the Iona College Education Department announced 100 percent of its spring student teachers have passed the Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) exam.

The edTPA exam is a multi-media performance portfolio of teacher candidates’ teaching knowledge, skills and dispositions, including written and video components. In New York State this exam is one of several exams required for student teaching. 

“We are exceptionally proud of our candidates and the professional commitment they have demonstrated throughout the program and, specifically, in the exam,” said Margaret Smith, Ph.D, chair, education department, associate professor, mathematics education. “The exam reflects the cumulative process of teacher preparation, I thank all the faculty who helped prepare the candidates with the knowledge and dispositions to be ready for the demands of the edTPA.

These results reflect the spring 2016 student submissions to edTPA. Official data on the program can be found on the Iona College Education Department website.
About edTPA
edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by teacher preparation programs throughout the United States to emphasize, measure and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from Day 1 in the classroom. For each handbook field, the placement is a Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade classroom. edTPA is a subject-specific assessment that includes versions for 27 teaching fields. The assessment features a common architecture focused on three tasks: Planning, Instruction, and Assessment. 

About Iona College
Founded in 1940 Iona College is a private coeducational institution 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan with a total enrollment of more than 3,900 students and an alumni base of 40,000-plus across the world. The College is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona’s Hagan School of Business is accredited by AACSB International – a highly acclaimed distinction awarded to just 30 percent of business schools worldwide. In late 2014, PayScale ranked the MBA program in the Hagan School as a national top 50 program for return on investment.