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New PEEQ Brief: Who Do New Texas Teachers Teach?

Each year, over 28,000 new teachers are trained to teach in Texas schools.  In 2011, over 20,000 Texas teachers began their first year of teaching in a Texas public school and about 18% of all teachers in Texas public schools had fewer than three years of experience.  Educator preparation programs (EPPs) are responsible for training teachers to deliver quality instruction to a variety of students with diverse characteristics. Increasingly, EPPs are being held accountable for the influence that their teachers have on student achievement during the first three years they are in the classroom. This brief provides a broad overview of the school characteristics at which new teachers are more likely to teach, and shows that EPPs should be training their graduates to teach students who are at a high risk of low-performance.

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