Using Data to Demonstrate Effectiveness: Building an Evidence-Based System for Teacher Preparation, featuring Charles Coble and Michael Allen of Teacher Preparation Analytics (TPA), was the second in a series of webinars co-hosted by NASH and SHEEO for their initiative, Advancing Educator Preparation (AEP).
During the webinar, Coble and Allen discussed their recently released report, “Building an Evidence-Based System for Teacher Preparation.” In the report, the authors present a new, multi-faceted framework for evaluating the effectiveness of educator preparation programs, as well as their findings from using the proposed framework to examine educator preparation accountability and data systems in 15 selected states. They also identify important action steps to improve educator preparation program quality and program accountability. The webinar included time for questions and answers, which are provided within the video recording link below.
Viewers may wish to consider the following questions prior to watching the webinar:
- What data systems and sources are currently collected by and/or available to my educator preparation program administrators and faculty?
- Are the collected data put to use for program improvement purposes? To meet state or federal accountability requirements?
- Are there policy or program improvement questions that could be answered with more, better, or more accessible data?