This data shows the percentage of educators who persist as educators in WA K-12 anywhere in the state (in the same role or in any educator role). Use the filters to narrow the results to beginning educators or educators of any experience level.
The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) uses a variety of data to inform policy decisions and assess initiative success. PESB also reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of educator preparation programs (EPP), licensure, certificate and educator workforce policies. These data originate from sources such as licensure and certificate programs, from sister state agencies such as Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), as well as directly from the test vendors. Our partners and stakeholders can use these data points to help inform and support their own work. Other data is also available on our strategic plan page and district workforce data page.
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This data shows what percentage of beginning teachers hired in each district and school are people of color. [Read more…] about Hiring rates of diverse beginning teachers by district and school
An increasing number of teachers are adding additional endorsements to their certificates. In 2019-20, the most popular add-on endorsements were English Language Arts and Health/Fitness. [Read more…] about Teachers adding an endorsement
K-12 students are more diverse than the educator workforce and completers of teacher preparation programs. The biggest representation gap between teacher preparation program completers and K-12 student composition is Hispanic / Latino of any race. In 2018-2019, this gap was 16.8% (23.6% of K-12 students were Hispanic / Latino and 6.8% of alternative route completers were Hispanic / Latino). To close this gap, teacher preparation program completers will need to be at least as diverse as the K-12 student population, if not more. [Read more…] about Race-ethnicity of teacher preparation program completers and K-12 students
The edTPA is a performance assessment that teacher candidates must pass prior to becoming a certified teacher. Passing the edTPA is one way PESB knows if teacher candidates have been prepared with the skills necessary to serve K-12 students well. In 2017 the edTPA passing score was increased. In 2018-19 data collection moved to the Education Research and Data Center (ERDC). In 2020 PESB began a multiple measures pilot allowing teacher candidates to demonstrate alternative evidence of effective performance. [Read more…] about Teacher candidate edTPA assessment pass rate and average score
The WEST-E or NES is a content knowledge assessment that teacher candidates must pass prior to becoming a certified teacher. Passing the WEST-E or NES is one way PESB knows if teacher candidates have been prepared with the knowledge necessary to serve K-12 students well. In 2018-19 data collection moved to the Education Research and Data Center (ERDC) In December 2020, PESB implemented a policy allowing for case by case exceptions (doc) to the content knowledge assessment requirement. [Read more…] about Teacher candidate NES / WEST-E assessment pass rate and average score
The majority of teacher preparation program completers and the educator workforce are women. In 2018-2019, 22.08% of the educator workforce was male. To close this representation gap, teacher preparation program completers will need to be more proportionally male and gender X (non-binary and other gender choices). Data collection around non-binary and other genders is still very new and is likely not representative. [Read more…] about Gender of teacher preparation program completers and K-12 students