Masters of Math!
For the 17th straight year, Angelo State University students have maintained a 100 percent passing rate on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) teacher certification test for secondary mathematics.
Nine ASU students took the TExES in January and passed with an average score of 268 out of 300. ASU’s perfect passing rate streak began in 1998 and since then, all 167 of the ASU students who have taken the secondary mathematics exam after completing the ASU mathematics program have passed.
This was the first year for the new Math 7-12 exam that has replaced the previous Math 8-12 exam. During the previous 16 years that ASU maintained a 100 percent passing rate on the Math 8-12 exam, the state average was only about 50 percent.
Ellen Moreland, senior mathematics instructor, teaches the capstone course that the students must complete as a final preparation for the TExES.
“We are very proud of all of them,” Moreland said. “The fact that all of our students continue to pass the Mathematics TExES with scores that are so much higher than the state average shows that the ASU mathematics program is an excellent program that gives our students the background they need to be successful in their future careers.”
ASU students passing the secondary mathematics test this year to keep the streak alive were Kristine Calvaresi of Universal City, Jose Jasso of Lometa, Melissa Misenhimer of New Braunfels, Allysson Ruiz of Castroville, Courtney Rutledge of Monahans, and Amy Johnson, Heather Just, Corey Murphey and Ryan Parker of San Angelo.