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LBJ School’s Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality Launches New Website

Online resource designed to inform stakeholders and policymakers.

AUSTIN, TX, June 29, 2011 – The Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ) announces the launch of their new website. PEEQ is an initiative of the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Health and Social Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. PEEQ specializes in bridging education policy and education research for real world application. PEEQ’s website address is http://www.utexas.edu/projects/peeq.

PEEQ is best known for their current educator effectiveness project for the Texas Education Agency. They are developing a comprehensive metric that measures a teacher’s effect on student achievement for statewide application. The metric will focus on teachers in their first three years in the classroom and will be used to help determine the quality of the state’s educator preparation programs.

The new website will provide news and information about relevant educator effectiveness issues, and it will also serve as a gateway for project participants and partners to documents and other materials.

“We are excited to provide a new resource to those who are interested in education research and policy, especially our current projects’ stakeholders,” said PEEQ Director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne.