Section I. Testing Required for Program Completion
In Oregon, a system of multiple measures is used to determine the status of “program completer.” One component of this system requires the educator to pass both a basic skills test and a battery of subject matter tests. For basic skills testing the educator may choose to take the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or the PRAXIS I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST). Authorizations in early childhood, elementary and middle level teaching require passing scores on the Multiple Subjects Assessment for Teachers (MSAT). The MSAT is comprised of two tests, one in multiple choice format and one in constructed response format, that assess knowledge in language arts, mathematics, science, social science, physical education, fine and performing arts, and human development. Secondary educators must pass PRAXIS II tests in their specific subject matter. Generally there are two or three tests in each subject matter endorsement area in some combination of multiple choice and constructed response formats.
Test Pass Rates
Because passing of basic skills and subject matter tests is required for program completion in Oregon, the state pass rate is 100%. Those who do not pass the required tests are not considered program completers and are not eligible for Initial Teaching Licenses.
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