PESB conducts indicator-based program review (IBPR) for principal and teacher preparation programs using data collected through annual reporting. IBPR allows PESB to evaluate and support continuous improvement in educator preparation programs and better understand future educators entering the workforce. PESB partners with preparation program providers and the Education Research and Data Center (ERDC) to complete annual data reporting and program evaluation requirements. Residency teacher, Career and Technical Education (CTE) plan 1, and residency principal programs are reviewed annually through an analysis of key performance indicators and evidence of meeting program standards.
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If performance is below any indicator threshold, the program will be flagged for possible intervention. The three intervention phases include notification, self-study reporting, and site-review.
Each spring, PESB notifies programs of which indicators were met and which indicators were below threshold.
If a program is below the threshold on any indicator for a second consecutive year, PESB will notify the provider, who must complete a self-study report related to the standard domains areas identified in the notifications. The provider may also submit evidence and a description of their performance related to the standards domains and components identified in the notification. PESB will provide each program with specific timelines and guidance for submitting these materials.
If a program is below the threshold on any indicator for a third consecutive year, PESB will notify the provider and may require a formal review of performance in the areas of practice identified in the notifications. The Board will consider the provider’s previous notifications, responses, and self-study report to determine whether to proceed with the formal review.
The formal review process includes the following elements:
- Calendar and format: The Board will determine whether an on-site or virtual review will take place; the schedule will be determined in partnership with the preparation program.
- Evidence: The program provider will submit evidence and a description of the program’s performance related to the standards domains and components identified in the notifications.
- Review team: The review team may request additional information, including information provided through interviews with provider staff or affiliates.
- Review report: The review team will provide a report to the Board identifying areas of practice associated with each program standard and make a recommendation as to whether each standard was met, unmet, or exceeded. The report may also identify whether the approved indicators or thresholds are functioning as intended.
- PESB staff: PESB staff will assist the review team during the review process but will not serve in an evaluative role.
- Program responses: Providers may respond to the review report within two weeks of receiving the report. The response can focus on the report’s evidence, conclusions, or recommendations and can offer additional evidence of factors and circumstances that explain why program performance is persistently below the indicator threshold. PESB will provide programs with specific timelines and guidance for submitting these materials.