The three-year persistence rate for those who completed a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) is about ten percentage points higher for educators of color and white educators. This is interesting data inviting further investigation.
Methodology: A count of educators recording a completed Professional Growth Plan (PGP) within the 2015-2016 school year (July 1 – June 30) was taken. Counts were disaggregated by race-ethnicity. Hispanic educators of any race were considered a person of color.
Educators who completed a PGP in a 2015-2016 year were examined to see if they were working in WA K-12 in 2017-2018 (3 years later). Intermediate years were not measured or considered. Completers of a PGP may have been working in any educator role (any duty code) to qualify as persistent.
For comparison, the persistence of all educators (teacher, principal, superintendent, ESA, and program administrator duty codes only) from that same target year was measured.
For comparison, the persistence of all educators (teacher, principal, superintendent, ESA, and program administrator duty codes only) from that same target year who did not complete a PGP that year was measured.
Caveats: Educators may record completed PGPs at a later date, and counts are expected to rise, especially for more recent years. Educators may have completed a PGP and not recorded at the time the persistence data was queried. Data has been reviewed by PESB process.
Data source: eCert, SAFS
Data as of July 1, 2020
Data ID #345