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Program Data and Research

1. Impact of P-12 Learning and Development (CAEP Component 4.1)

The State of Texas does not current produce a statewide metric for educator preparation programs on the impacts of our teachers on P-12 student learning and development. We are actively engaged with the state to develop this measure.

2. Teaching effectiveness (CAEP Component 4.2)

The state annually conducts a principal survey about their new teachers.  This survey includes a question about a new teacher’s overall quality and effectiveness. Texas State regularly receives an average rating between 7 and 8. A rating of 7 means the teacher is good and 8 means the teacher is very good. No information on the state average is available for comparison purposes.

Table 1. Average Principal Rating of New Teacher Quality and Effectiveness

School Year

Average Rating

2012-13

7.5

2013-14

7.4

2014-15

7.4

 

3. Employer Satisfaction (CAEP Component 4.3 | A.4.1)

The State of Texas implements an annual principal survey of new teachers. The latest detailed results are for the 2016-17 school year: HERE and for 2014-15 HERE .  The latest summary results are for the 2017-18 school year and they have a comparison with the state average: HERE . As you can see in the summary data for Indicator 2, on average, 75% of new teachers in Texas are judged by their principals to be sufficiently or well prepared. At Texas State, 81% of our teachers are judged by their principals to be sufficiently or well prepared.
 

4. Completer Satisfaction (CAEP Component 4.4 | A.4.2)

The State of Texas asks educator preparation program completers (e.g., those who graduated from a teacher preparation program) to answer survey questions about the quality of their preparation. Each year we get these data from the state.

Table 2. Customer Satisfaction Surveys 

School Year

Link to Report

2015-16

Candidate Exit Survey 2015-16.xlsx

2016-17

EPP Candidate Exit Survey Responses for All Survey Questions.pdf

2017-18

Candidate Exit Survey 2017-18.xlsx

 


5. Candidate Graduation Rates

Texas State does not disaggregate graduation rates for candidates in the educator preparation programs yet although we report candidate completers.

6. Candidate Certification Rates

In 2017-18, Texas State prepared 715 new teacher candidates. Of these, 88% of them earned a teaching license from the state.  Licensure requires a person to complete an educator preparation program, pass all certification tests, successfully complete fingerprinting as part of a national criminal background check, apply to the state for certification, and pay a certification fee.

Table 3. Number of New Teachers Prepared & Percentage Fully Certified within One Year

School Year

Number of
Teacher Candidates Prepared

Percentage Certified

Within 1 Year

2017-18

715

88%

2016-17

551

87%

2015-16

706

89%

2014-15

764

86%

Note: the state average in 2017-18 for all certifications was 80%

 

We also examine certification test pass rates, which the state publishes annually.  Here are the data for the most recent last three years available.

Table 4. Percentage of Students who Pass Licensure Tests by Certification Type

Certification Test

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Agricultural Science and Technology (6-12)

 

100%

 

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (6-12)

     

Art (EC-12)

100%

100%

100%

Bilingual Education Supplemental-Spanish (NA)

   

100%

Bilingual Generalist-Spanish (EC-6)

89%

55%

 

Business Education (6-12)

     

Chemistry (7-12)

     

Computer Science (8-12)

     

Core Subjects (4-8)

   

83%

Core Subjects (EC-6)

   

95%

Dance (6-12)

     

Dance (8-12)

100%

100%

96%

English as a Second Language Generalist (EC-6)

88%

74%

 

English as a Second Language Supplemental (NA)

   

92%

English Language Arts and Reading (7-12)

97%

97%

97%

English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies (4-8)

86%

100%

96%

Generalist (4-8)

83%

   

Health (EC-12)

   

100%

History (7-12)

95%

100%

94%

Languages Other Than English - German (EC-12)

     

Languages Other Than English - Spanish (EC-12)

86%

100%

 

Life Science (7-12)

100%

100%

 

Master Math Teacher (4-8) (4-8)

     

Mathematics (4-8)

100%

100%

100%

Mathematics (7-12)

100%

92%

94%

Mathematics/Science (4-8)

     

Music (EC-12)

100%

91%

100%

Physical Education (EC-12)

100%

100%

100%

Physics/Mathematics (7-12)

     

Principal (EC-12)

95%

 

98%

Reading Specialist (EC-12)

   

100%

School Counselor (EC-12)

100%

 

100%

Science (4-8)

 

100%

100%

Social Studies (7-12)

83%

83%

89%

Special Education (EC-12)

98%

98%

100%

Speech (7-12)

 

80%

 

Theatre (EC-12)

100%

100%

100%

Note: To protect student confidentiality and to comply with state teacher privacy laws and federal student privacy laws, percentages are included only when 5 or more candidates take a test.

7. Completer Employment Patterns

The State of Texas recently started producing educator preparation program report cards HERE .  This report indicates that 73% of our 2017-18 teacher candidate completers were employed within one year and 75% of our 2016-17 teacher candidate completers were employed. Unfortunately, the state refuses to release employment data for all of our completers. Therefore, we are not able to analyze the employment data and disaggregate by certification program.
 
In addition, the figure below shows calculations produced from data provided by a third-party that produces teacher retention trends. As you can see, Texas State teachers stay teaching at higher rates than the state average, and at much higher rates than alternatively certified teachers.
 
https://gato-docs.its.txstate.edu/jcr:ba456f5a-06d5-4738-889b-fbcb6571c6f5/Teacher-Retention.png
 

8. Student loan default rates

Under recent changes to federal law, our Office is no longer permitted access financial aid data to produce these calculations.