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.
An increasing number of teachers are adding additional endorsements to their certificates. In 2019-20, the most popular add-on endorsements were English Language Arts and Health/Fitness. [Read more…] about Teachers adding an endorsement
K-12 students are more diverse than the educator workforce and completers of teacher preparation programs. The biggest representation gap between teacher preparation program completers and K-12 student composition is Hispanic / Latino of any race. In 2018-2019, this gap was 16.8% (23.6% of K-12 students were Hispanic / Latino and 6.8% of alternative route completers were Hispanic / Latino). To close this gap, teacher preparation program completers will need to be at least as diverse as the K-12 student population, if not more. [Read more…] about Race-ethnicity of teacher preparation program completers and K-12 students
The WEST-E or NES is a content knowledge assessment that teacher candidates must pass prior to becoming a certified teacher. Passing the WEST-E or NES is one way PESB knows if teacher candidates have been prepared with the knowledge necessary to serve K-12 students well. In 2018-19 data collection moved to the Education Research and Data Center (ERDC) In December 2020, PESB implemented a policy allowing for case by case exceptions (doc) to the content knowledge assessment requirement. [Read more…] about Teacher candidate NES / WEST-E assessment pass rate and average score
The majority of teacher preparation program completers and the educator workforce are women. In 2018-2019, 22.08% of the educator workforce was male. To close this representation gap, teacher preparation program completers will need to be more proportionally male and gender X (non-binary and other gender choices). Data collection around non-binary and other genders is still very new and is likely not representative. [Read more…] about Gender of teacher preparation program completers and K-12 students
This data shows the percentage of beginning teachers who persisted as teachers in their initial district or in their initial school 1 year later.
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. [Read more…] about First credential teacher counts by educator preparation program provider