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100% Pass Rate for Student Teachers

New Rochelle, NY (January 7, 2016) The Iona College Education Department announced 100 percent of its fall student teachers have passed the Education Teacher Performance Assessment  (edTPA) exam.

The exam is a multi-media portfolio of teacher candidates’ teaching knowledge and skills. In New York State this exam is one of several exams required for student teaching. 

“We are proud of the candidates for successfully applying the knowledge and skills developed during their education programs and for the commitment of faculty and staff for assuring the students are fully prepared to succeed,” said Margaret Smith, Ph.D, chair, education department, associate professor, mathematics education.

These results reflect the Fall 2015 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.

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