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Completers Licensing

Measure 6:  Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements.

Praxis Professional School Counselor test measures whether entry-level school counselors have the standards-relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities believed necessary for competent professional practice. The test is designed to follow the American School Counselor Association's ASCA National Model. There are four major components of the test that mirror ASCA's model: Foundations, Delivery of Services, Management, and Accountability.

Praxis Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (ELAS) assessment measures whether entry level education leaders have the standards-relevant knowledge believed necessary for competent professional practice. The content of the assessment was defined by a National Advisory Committee of expert practitioners and preparation faculty and confirmed by a national survey of the field. *Note: Exam updated from 5411 to 5412 in 2019-2020 Academic Year.

Praxis School Superintendent Assessment measures whether entry-level superintendents have the standards-relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities believed necessary for competent professional practice. It assesses the knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective practice that the new superintendent brings to the position.

Praxis Reading Specialist test is intended primarily for persons who have advanced academic preparation and/or who are being considered for supervisory or instrucional positions related to the teaching of reading instruction in grades K-12. 

Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications test is designed for examinees who plan to teach in a special education program at any grade level from preschool through grade 12. The questions on the test assess an examinee's knowledge of the basic principles of special education and the application of these principles to realistic situations. The content of this test is based largely on the Special Educator Professional Preparation Standards created by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).


The table below provides information on the performance of the candidates in Doane’s Advanced Level Programs on each assessment used by Nebraska Department of Education.  

Advanced Program Praxis Content Exams
(Pass Rates by School Year and Content Area)

  Doane University – College of Education  
School Year Number Taking Assessment Number Passing Assessment Pass Rate Average Scaled Score

Assessment
Cut Score

Professional School Counselor (5421) 
2019-2020

20

20

100%

172.35

156

2018-2019

13

13

100%

171.54

156

2017-2018

13

13

100%

173.31

156

Combined

46

46

100%

172.39

 

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (5411/5412) *Note: Exam updated from 5411 to 5412 in 2019-2020 Academic Year; scores of both exams noted in chart below.
2019-2020 (5412)

 25 

24

96%

167.12

146 

2019-2020 (5411) 7 7 100% 167.86 145
2018-2019

59

59

100%

168.41

145

2017-2018

44

42

95.45%

165.14

145

Combined

135

132

97.8%

167.08

 

School Superintendent Assessment (6021)
2019-2020

4

4

100%

170.00

152

2018-2019

17

17

100%

167.18

152

2017-2018

6

6

100%

166.17

152

Combined

27

27

100%

167.37

 

Reading Specialist (5301)
2019-2020

4

4

100%

(N=<5, see combined data)

164

2018-2019

7

6

85.71%

182.86

164

2017-2018

7

6

85.71%

178.00

164

Combined

18

16

88.89%

182.44

 

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (5354)
2019-2020

2

2

100%

(N=<5, see combined data)

151

2018-2019

6

6

100%

181.17

151

2017-2018

3

3

100%

(N=<5, see combined data)

151

Combined

11

11

100%

178.91