University of Texas

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Publications

JTE Published Paper - The Politics and Statistics of VAM for Accountability of Teacher Preparation Programs

JTE Published Paper - The Politics and Statistics of VAM for Accountability of Teacher Preparation ProgramsDespite questions about validity and reliability, the use of value-added estimation methods has moved beyond academic research into state accountability systems for teachers, schools, and teacher preparation programs (TPPs). Prior studies of value-added measurement for TPPs test the validity of researcher-designed models and find that measuring differences across programs is difficult. This study is the first to examine the reliability and usefulness of a value-added model for TPPs developed through a collaborative stakeholder process and mandated by state law for use in accountability...Download to Read More

Summary Version - The Texas Report 2012

Summary Version - The Texas Report 2012This is the summary version of the full report (below) and provides a broad overview of the development process and results of the Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality’s (PEEQ’s) metric of educator preparation program (EPP) effectiveness...Download to Read More

Full Report - The Texas Report 2012

Full Report - The Texas Report 2012This report provides a broad overview of the development process and results of the Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality’s (PEEQ’s) metric of educator preparation program (EPP) effectiveness. PEEQ was contracted by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to develop a metric to satisfy Standard III of the revised Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs (ASEP), which measures the influence that EPP graduates have on student achievement during their first three years in the classroom...Download to Read More

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

PEEQ Brief:  Rating Systems for Teacher Evaluations & Educator Preparation Program AccountabilityAcross 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.Download to Read More

PEEQ Brief: Who Do New Texas Teachers Teach?

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 ...Download to Read More

Overview of PEEQ's State of Texas Project

Overview of PEEQ's State of Texas ProjectThe Texas Education Agency (TEA) contracted with the Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ) to develop a metric that measures a teacher’s effect on student achievement. The objective is to assess the performance of new teachers in their first three years in the classroom and provide feedback to educator preparation programs (EPPs), teachers, and policy makers that will …Download to Read More

Presentation at the Texas Education Agency’s Annual Educator Preparation Program and School District Conference

Presentation at the Texas Education Agency’s Annual Educator Preparation Program and School District ConferencePEEQ Director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, presented on June 6, 2011 to the Directors and Deans of Texas Educator Preparation Programs at TEA’s annual conference in Austin, Texas. Download to Read More