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New Paper: The Politics and Statistics of Value-Added Modeling for Accountability of Teacher Preparation Programs

Congratulations to Drs. Jane Lincove and Cynthia Osborne and co-authors, Amanda Dillon and Nick Mills, on acceptance of their paper, “The Politics and Statistics of Value-Added Modeling for Accountability of Teacher Preparation Programs,” in the Journal of Teacher Education. Abstract: Despite questions about validity and reliability, the use of value-added estimation methods has moved beyond academic Read More »

LBJ’s Dr. Heinrich Talks About Testing in Texas

Our very own CHASP Director at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Dr. Carolyn Heinrich, writes about testing in Texas public schools.  Read her guest column in the TexasTribune.org, “Texas Leads in Tests But Not in Education“.

PEEQers Present at AEFP Annual Conference

Kudos to PEEQ/LBJ faculty and former staff and students for their presentations of important findings on teacher preparation and education at the AEFP Annual Conference. Have a look at some of their work: The Politics and Statistics of Value-added Modeling for Accountability of Teacher Preparation Programs The Size and Reliability of Teacher Training Effects in Read More »

Special Event 9/24/12 – CHASP’s “Measuring Up: A Statewide Conversation on High-Stakes Testing”

The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at the University of Texas at Austin would like to invite you to their special event, Measuring Up: A Statewide Conversation on High-Stakes Testing, on September 24, 2012.  More information about the event is below. Measuring Up: A Statewide Conversation on High-Stakes Read More »

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 Read More »

PEEQ Newsletter – August 2012

PEEQ’s August 2012 newsletter is now posted.  The issues includes information about PEEQ’s brief, Rating Systems for Teacher Evaluations & Educator Preparation Program Accountability, a summary of PEEQ’s Educator Accountability Symposium, as well as a final update on our project for the Texas Education Agency. PEEQ Brief:  Rating Systems for Teacher Evaluations & Educator Preparation Program Read More »

PEEQ Site Reviews – 2 New and 10 Updated June 2012

PEEQ’s educator accountability site reviews have been updated to reflect recent changes and updates around the country.  New and updated site reviews posted in June 2012: State-Level:  Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia (NEW), West Virginia, Wisconsin (NEW), and Washington D.C. District_Level:  Denver Public Schools, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Houston Independent School District, and Memphis City Read More »

National-Level Symposium on Educator Accountability in Austin, Texas on April 24, 2012 Hosted by PEEQ

The Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ) will host From Research to Reality: A Symposium on Educator Accountability at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM. The goal of the event is to explore the issues surrounding Read More »

New PEEQ Brief: Rating Systems for Teacher Evaluations and Educator Preparation Program Accountability

Across the country, states and school districts are developing new methods to evaluate teachers, principals, and educator preparation programs (EPPs). Evaluation systems attempt to differentiate teachers or EPPs from one another by providing a score or rating, often calculated by combining multiple evaluation components, that characterizes a teacher’s or EPP’s level of effectiveness. The brief Read More »

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 Read More »