PESB has set several performance indicators to track the progress of its second goal: that after completion of an approved Educator Preparation Program, educators possess the knowledge, skills, and cultural competencies to ensure that P-12 students reach the goal of being college or career ready. To learn more about goal 2, and the other goals, please read PESB’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.
Decrease 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.
Improve aggregate scores statewide, by program and endorsement, on content knowledge assessments by 7% by 2020 (e.g. WEST-E/NES).
Please see this page for policy on which assessments are used for each endorsement. A few years after their implementation, the WEST-E and NES average scores level out. Fluctuations can still be seen in the score trends for individual assessments. Care should be taken because this score includes the assessment scores of teacher candidates who have not yet completed their program and may retake the assessment.
Improve aggregate scores statewide, by program and endorsement, on performance assessments by 7% by 2020 (e.g. edTPA)
Teacher candidate best attempt scores remain above the state average. Care should be taken because this score includes the edTPA scores of teacher candidates who have not yet completed their program and may retake the edTPA.
Improve P-12 student performance on state assessments.
Improve beginning educator persistence.
The percentage of new teachers or educators who continue working has remained generally stable. PESB has seen an increase in the use of limited certificates and is examining if limited certificate holders continue working at the same rate as full certificate holders.
Improve 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.
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.