Principal Survey of the Preparation of First-Year Teachers

ASEP Indicator 2 represents the percentage of candidates whose preparation was marked "Sufficiently" or "Well Prepared" based on a survey sent to Principals rating their First-Year teachers' level of preparation.

Version 1.3: The data listed below represents the survey administered at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. These surveys were report only for the 2018-2019 ASEP accredication status calculations.

Use the bars on the dashboard to sift through data. Information can be filtered by EPP name, Certification Type, Gender or Ethnicity. The data provided on this page are current as of October 15, 2019. The visualizations are generated by the Power BI application and best practices have been made to follow WCAG 2.0 standards. Specific keyboard commands are needed to access and navigate through the data which are are not the standard keyboard commands some screen readers use. You can press Shift + ? to access Power BI keyboard shortcuts.

To learn more about this survey, visit the our Preparation and Continuing Education page.


About The Survey

The principal survey is administered between early April and mid-June at the end of the academic year. Principals log in to TEA's Educator Certification Online System (ECOS) to complete the survey. Within the survey, the principal verifies that the teacher is teaching in the area(s) for which they were prepared by the EPP and that the teacher was employed for at least 5 months in the reporting period. If the principal does not verify these two statements, the survey is not collected.

The survey tool requires the completion of all questions in the four required sections of the survey. These are Classroom Environment, Instruction, Technological Innovation and Technology with Data. Additionally, if the principal indicates that the teacher worked with students with disabilities and/or students who are English Language Learners, these sections are displayed. If these sections are displayed, the survey tool requires them to be completed. Following the end of the principal survey data collection period, the data is retrieved from ECOS, cleaned, processed, de-identified, and posted online. Teachers on standard, intern, and probationary certificates are included. Teachers who are teaching under an emergency permit are excluded. See the ASEP manual for more information about the identification, inclusion, and exclusion process.

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