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Summary and Full Versions of Final Statewide Report Posted

PEEQ’s work, developing a metric of educator preparation program (EPP) effectiveness for the Texas Education Agency (TEA), concluded at the end of August 2012.  In September 2010, PEEQ was contracted to develop a pilot metric to satisfy Standard III of the revised Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs (ASEP), which seeks to determine the influence that EPP graduates, or beginning teachers, have on student achievement during their first three years in the classroom. Final findings and reports were provided to the Texas State Board of Educator Certification on August 10, 2012.

The new pilot metric includes two primary components: an observational component, based on surveys of principals, and a value-added component, based on growth in student achievement (measured through student performance on the state’s standardized exams). Each primary component is comprised of six subcomponents, for a total of twelve pieces of information. At this time, no decisions have been made with regard to how each subcomponent will be combined or weighted to produce an overall measure of accountability.

You can now view the full report as well as the summary version of the final report, “The Texas Report:  Education Preparation Programs’ Influence on Student Achievement (June 2012)” – click below for documents (large PDFs):