School districts may also use limited teacher certificates to assign teachers to K-12 courses. This can be an indicator of the need for credentialed teachers. In 2018-19, districts ranged from 0% teachers with a limited certificate to 95.8%. [Read more…] about Limited certificate use
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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In addition to PESB’s use of the data for its work, many partners and stakeholders, including EPPs, education researchers, professional organizations, media, legislative staff, and elected officials, look to PESB to provide insight and responses to questions related to educator preparation and workforce in Washington State. PESB wants to provide the most valuable and most accurate data possible. To do that, we collaborate closely with data contributors to make sure that the answers to your questions can be clearly displayed and understood. We rely on user feedback to review, revise, and update these pages on a regular basis.
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There are a variety of data sources that could be used, and depending on which one is used (or in combination), there may be variance in reported numbers. The caveats and methodology section of each data display include its data source and the analytic choices made that could impact the numbers PESB reports.
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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.
During 2020-21, a year hit heavy by the pandemic, the number of beginning paraeducators sharply declined. [Read more…] about Number of new instructional paraeducators per school year
The overall number of instructional paraeducators in the state somewhat declined during 2020-21. [Read more…] about Number of total instructional paraeducators by school year
The 2020-21 OSPI School Report Card shows teachers of Color make up 13 percent of the teacher workforce compared to 49 percent of students of Color. [Read more…] about Washington teacher and student detailed demographics
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
As teacher diversity varies greatly across the state, to share on local conditions PESB has created this interactive tool showing the percentage of students of color versus the percentage of teachers of color by school district. [Read more…] about Percent teachers of color to students of color by school district