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Program Data and Research

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

The State of Texas does not currently 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 and test this measure, and we will be generating our own value-added modeling results beginning summer of 2021.

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. We have requested from the state the most recent years’ survey results.

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

School Year

Average Rating of Quality & Effectiveness

2019-20

Data requested from state

2018-19

Data requested from state

2017-18

Data requested from state

2016-17

Data requested from state

2014-15

7.4

2013-14

7.4

2012-13

7.5

Finisher rates for Principal Preparation Program

Admit Year Principal Candidates Admitted Enrolled
Principal Program
Enrolled
Not in Principal Program
Finished
Principal Program
Dropped Out
2016-17 34 0 0 27 (79%) 7 (21%)
2017-18 51 1 1 43 (84%) 6 (12%)
2018-19 42 32 (76%) 1 7 (17%) 2 (5%)
2019-20 51 50 (98%) 1 0 0
2020-21 16 16 (100%) 0 0 0

Finisher rates for Superintendent Preparation Program

Admit Year Superintendent Candidates Admitted Enrolled
Superintendent
Program
Enrolled
Not in Superintendent
Program
Finished
Superintendent
Program
Dropped Out
2016-17 10 0 0 9 (90%) 1
2017-18 13 0 0 11 (%) 2(15%)
2018-19 13 2(15%) 0 11(%) 0
2019-20 16 14(87%) 0 0 2(13%)

Employer Satisfaction (CAEP Component 4.3 | A.4.1)

The State of Texas implements an annual principal survey about new teacher quality and effectiveness. The survey is now scores where 3=Well Prepared, 2=Sufficiently Prepared, 1=Not Sufficiently Prepared, and 0=Not at all Prepared.

Principal Survey Overview
Planning Domain

Planning Domain

Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Students with Disabilities & English Language Learners

Students with Disabilities & English Language Learners

Instruction Domain

Instruction Domain

Professional Practices and Responsibilities

Professional Practices and Responsibilities

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

2019-20

Candidate Exit Survey 2019-20.pdf

2018-19

Candidate Exit Survey 2018-19.pdf

2017-18

Candidate Exit Survey 2017-18.pdf

2016-17

Candidate Exit Survey 2016-17.pdf

2015-16

Candidate Exit Survey 2015-16.pdf

Candidate Graduation Rates

The figure shows the percentage of Undergraduate (UG) teacher candidates who graduated by Summer of 2020. For example, of all candidates who were admitted into the teacher preparation program in the 2015-16 school year, 92% of them graduated from the preparation program and 8% dropped out of the program. For candidates admitted during the 2019-20 school year, 6% had graduated by fall of 2020, 5% had dropped out of the program, and 89% were still enrolled.

UG Teacher Candidates

Candidate Certification Rates

In 2019-20, Texas State prepared 745 new teacher candidates. Of these, 83% earned a teaching license from the state within one year of graduating. This rate is lower than normal because COVID caused the testing centers to close for many months. 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

 

Number of Teacher Candidates Prepared

Percentage Certified Within 1 Year

2019-20

745

83%

2018-19

663

87%

2017-18

715

88%

2016-17

551

87%

2015-16

706

89%

  Note: the state average for all certifications is usually around 80%

We also examine certification test pass rates using the state’s accountability methodology (passed by second attempt).  Here are the data for the most recent four years.

Table 4 - Percentage of Students who Pass Licensure Tests by Certification Test

Certification Test

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Compared to State*

AAFCS FACS Composite

     

89%

 

Ag-Food & Nat. Res. 6-12

 

100%

100%

100%

Equal

Art EC-12

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

Bilingual Education Supp

97%

84%

84%

74%

 

BTLPT - Spanish

70%

83%

68%

95%

TxState < State

Core Sub 4-8 ELAR

83%

90%

86%

 

TxState > State

Core Sub 4-8 Math

100%

100%

100%

 

TxState > State

Core Sub 4-8 Science

83%

90%

71%

 

TxState > State

Core Sub 4-8 Soc Studies

67%

100%

100%

 

TxState > State

Core Sub EC-6 ELAR/STR

99%

99%

100%

97%

TxState > State

Core Sub EC-6 FA/Hlth/PE

99%

99%

98%

98%

TxState > State

Core Sub EC-6 Math

98%

97%

97%

94%

TxState > State

Core Sub EC-6 Science

96%

95%

94%

94%

TxState > State

Core Sub EC-6 Soc Studies

92%

89%

90%

86%

TxState > State

Dance 6-12

100%

100%

100%

88%

TxState > State

Dance 8-12

96%

     

TxState > State

ELAR 7-12

97%

93%

98%

94%

TxState > State

ELAR/Soc Studies 4-8

100%

100%

88%

94%

 

ESL Supplemental

90%

91%

89%

89%

Equal

Health EC-12

100%

100%

100%

   

History 7-12

85%

90%

88%

83%

TxState > State

Life Science 7-12

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

LOTE-Spanish EC-12

 

88%

80%

 

TxState > State

Mathematics 4-8

95%

85%

100%

93%

 

Mathematics 7-12

89%

95%

100%

82%

TxState > State

Music EC-12

98%

97%

97%

97%

 

Physical Education EC-12

100%

100%

98%

95%

 

PPR EC-12

97%

96%

95%

93%

TxState > State

Science 4-8

100%

100%

     

Social Studies 7-12

89%

77%

94%

86%

 

Special Education EC-12

100%

98%

95%

98%

TxState > State

Theatre EC-12

100%

100%

83%

100%

TxState > State

Notes: 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 took a licensure test. Candidates grouped by school year when student teaching was completed.
*Comparison with state based on all tests taken between 2014-15 and 2019-20.

Completer Employment Patterns

The State of Texas used to produce educator preparation program (EPP) report cards HERE that included employment patterns, but it has not done so for the last several years.  The EPP dashboards do not include employment data. Using employment data obtained from the state from 2010-11 through 2018-19, we generated the following employment data for teacher candidates.

Finisher Year

Finishers

Employed+1

%

Employed+2

%2

2013-14

753

482

64%

509

68%

2014-15

698

458

66%

506

72%

2015-16

697

476

68%

508

73%

2016-17

717

515

72%

551

77%

2017-18

741

501

68%

   

Employed+1 means employed as teacher in the year following the year the candidate finished
Employed+2 means employed as teacher in the second year following the year the candidate finished


Student loan default rates

No student-level data are available to compute student loan default rates for initial certification programs or advanced certification programs. The US Department of Education computes this rate for all Texas State students and for FY2017 the default rate was 6.8%. FY2016 was 6.6% and FY2015 was 5.6%.

Admitted versus Finished

This figure shows the number of teacher candidates admitted each school year versus the number of candidates who finished the program.  When Admitted is greater than Finishers, then the program is growing in size, and when Finishers is greater than Admitted, then the program is shrinking in size.

Teacher Candidates Admitted vs Completed