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Table 22.  Percentage of private school teachers who took and passed various tests, by affiliation stratum: 2003–04

Affiliation stratum  Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) in Reading   Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) in Mathematics   Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) in Writing   The Praxis II: Subject Assessment in a specific content area   An exam for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification   Other test of basic skills or subject knowledge, required by the school  
All private schools  22.1   19.7   20.2   19.8   13.8   25.8  
                         
Catholic- Parochial  28.1   25.1   26.1   22.6   15.7   21.7  
Catholic- Diocesan  27.1   24.9   25.4   22.6   14.8   27.3  
Catholic- Private  22.2   16.6   19.0   23.9   14.3   25.5  
Amish  0.9 ! 0.9 ! 0.9 ! #   1.6 ! 16.0 !
Assembly of God  17.2   15.2   15.8   14.3   19.1   29.2  
Baptist  17.5   16.9   14.1   14.3   12.1   22.1  
Episcopal  17.3   16.9   15.8   18.3   15.4   26.6  
Jewish  12.1   11.5   11.3   10.6   10.3   26.3  
Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod  34.6   34.5   34.1   22.7   17.2   21.7  
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod  31.6 ! 31.3 ! 31.5 ! 10.5 ! 4.9 ! 14.6 !
Mennonite  18.3 ! 15.8 ! 16.4 ! 21.6 ! 9.3 ! 16.7 !
Pentecostal  11.9   10.5   10.6   7.3   8.1 ! 43.2  
Seventh-Day Adventist  16.3   14.2   10.2   7.8   13.8   37.6  
Other Religious  20.2   18.3   18.7   18.2   13.8   27.6  
Nonsectarian- Regular  19.0   15.3   15.9 ! 19.5   12.4 ! 23.5  
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  18.7   17.7   17.8   18.4   13.9   29.2  
Nonsectarian- Special Education  31.8   27.7   32.1   33.3   15.1   38.8  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Estimates include teachers who did not take the test as part of the denominator.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Private School Teacher Data File, 2003–04.

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