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.
How do I use the data?
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.
Why could this data look different than other data?
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.
We hope that you explore these pages and that the data fosters additional questions and feedback. Please send all comments, feedback, or questions to email@example.com.
Physical program access
This maps shows the endorsement availability of educator preparation programs (EPPs) with a physical presence by region. The ESD boundaries have been used to delineate the different regions. An endorsement can be selected from the list on the right side to narrow the map display to just the availability of that single endorsement. The map can also be toggled to show the availability of teacher preparation programs, ESA preparation programs, or admin preparation programs. Programs that operate a hybrid online/physical classroom model are considered physical programs in this map. This map does not include Alternative Route programs, which will be posted to this page soon.
Online program access
This maps shows the endorsement availability of educator preparation programs (EPPs) with an online only presence by region. The ESD boundaries have been used to delineate the different regions. An endorsement can be selected from the list on the right side to narrow the map display to just the availability of that single endorsement. The map can also be toggled to show the availability of teacher preparation programs, ESA preparation programs, or admin preparation programs. This map does not include Alternative Route programs, which will be posted to this page soon.
The time it takes candidates to be hired
75% of beginning teachers from Washington teacher preparation programs have found employment as a Washington public school teacher one year after their certification. By 3 years after their certification, 84% of newly certified teachers have been hired as a WA public school teacher.
P-12 student performance on state assessments.
Overall job performance of beginning teachers: aggregate job performance information (eg TPEP scores)
The OSPI TPEP webpages contain information about the TPEP scores of teachers. 2 years of SEES data analysis have been completed, with the 3rd 2017-2018 analysis underway.
First credential teacher counts by preparation program provider
First credential teacher completers are beginning teacher candidates who have finished their preparation program. They could be from either a traditional route program or one of Washington’s four alternative routes to teacher certification.
Endorsements recommended by preparation program provider
PESB encourages preparation program providers to work with state and local agencies to address specific endorsement or educator role shortages.
The number of new educators self-identifying with underrepresented groups
The general number number of new educators being hired in Washington State has been rising. The 2016-2017 year particularly saw a noticeable change in the number of educators of color being hired, but it will be some years before the volume of new educators entering the profession will be reflected in the diversity of the entire workforce.