Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tech Students Top National Average By 37 Percent

Surpassing the national pass rate average by more than 37 percent, Tennessee Tech University manufacturing and industrial technology students have once again earned accolades on the latest national certification exam in their field.  Tech students achieved more than a 95 percent pass rate on the fall certified technology manager exam. The average national pass rate was just under 58 percent. The chairman of the department says a high pass rate on the exam is not new to TTU students. He says it's "the norm for our students to achieve a 95 to 100 percent pass rate. " In all content areas of the exam, TTU students scored above the national average. Content areas include chemistry, English, management and quality control. The report compared TTU's students to a composite group of more than 1,000 individuals from more than 20 other organizations.