In order to ensure the success of our students, the Gleazer School of Education has decided to change it’s current CBASE policy. Our goal is to have students who start our program, finish our program with license in hand.
New Policy - Two Attempts
Starting at the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year (Fall 2016), students will be given TWO attempts to pass the CBASE. If, after two attempts, a student has not passed the entry exam, that individual will be required to meet with his or her advisor and decide upon an alternate course of study or petition the Teacher Education Committee to be allowed another attempt. These petitions will only be approved on a rare basis and should not be considered an “option” for passing the test. It will be critical for you to take this test seriously and utilize effective study techniques.
Any attempts to pass the CBASE test now will not “count” toward the two attempts allowed when the 16-17 school year begins. At that time, all students (regardless of past attempts) will be held to the same policy and each individual will be given two attempts to pass.
Contact your advisor with any questions or concerns you might have.
New Policy - Only English and Math Sections Required to pass CBASE
The GSOE faculty officially changed its policy regarding CBASE, based on State of Iowa Board of Education guidelines. Effective immediately, students seeking admission into the Teacher Education program will be required to pass the English and Math tests only. Scores must be at or above the passing rate of 235 for each test.
This policy will also apply retroactively to any students who may have already completed the CBASE exam and fallen under the following circumstances:
- If a student previously passed the English and Math tests at or above 235, but were unable to pass the composite, will now be accepted into the program.
- If a student has already passed, using the composite score, he or she will still be accepted, even if his/her English and/or Math score were below 235.
If you are currently preparing to take the CBASE exam, you should restrict your attempt to English and Math and if you have already registered for all 4 tests, you should remove the Social Studies and Science portions. Please see your adviser if you are unsure how this will effect you.