Principal and Teacher Surveys to Evaluate Texas Educator Preparation Programs
|Date:||March 3, 2022|
|Subject:||Principal and Teacher Surveys to Evaluate Texas Educator Preparation Programs|
|Category:||Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs|
HR personnel verify principal roster data for principals in AskTED and direct first-year teachers to update their email addresses in ECOS in order to receive survey links.
Survey completion by:
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be collecting data regarding the preparation of first-year teachers to help understand and provide resources and supports to educator preparation programs (EPPs) in preparing first-year teachers to succeed in the classroom.
Current State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rules in 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §229.3(f)(4) require each principal who has first-year teachers on his or her campus to complete a survey about the preparation of those first-year teachers. Additionally, SBEC rules in 19 TAC §229.3(f)(5) require all teachers to complete a survey about their preparation at the end of the first year of teaching on a standard teaching certificate. The information provided will assist in improving the preparation of teacher candidates through EPPs.
Prior to the distribution of the surveys, principals and teachers will have access to information posted on the TEA website about the surveys. Additional information regarding the Principal Survey will be emailed to human resources personnel and principals using email addresses in the Texas Education Directory (AskTED). Please confirm with your TED administrator that your district and campus TED contact information has been updated.
Teachers will receive a link to the Teacher Survey via email sent to the email address they have provided in the Educator Certification Online System (ECOS). Please direct early career teachers to update their email address in their ECOS accounts prior to March 25, 2022.
Principal Survey 2022:
The Principal Surveys for 2022 are located in the Educator Certification Online System (ECOS). Principals will complete a principal survey for each first-year teacher on their campus and will have the opportunity to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits upon completion of each survey. The results from this survey are used for monitoring and understanding the effectiveness of EPPs.
Key Dates for Principal Survey data collection:
- Wednesday, March 16, 2022 – Human resources personnel access ECOS for principal roster verification
- Monday, April 4, 2022 – Principal access surveys
- Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – Final date to submit principal surveys
Questions regarding the principal survey can be submitted to: email@example.com
Teacher Survey 2022:
A link to the Teacher Survey for 2022 will be sent via email to eligible teachers. Teachers will complete this mandatory survey and earn CPE credits upon completion of the survey. The results from this survey are used for monitoring and understanding the effectiveness of EPPs.
Key Dates for Teacher Survey data collection:
- Monday, April 4, 2022 – Teachers receive link via email
- Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – Final date to submit teacher survey
Questions regarding the teacher survey can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org