Survey of Texas Teachers Who Recently Graduated from EPPs Across the State

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January 29, 2013                                                                                                                               Teacher Survey 

TO:  THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED

SUBJECT: Survey of Texas Teachers Who Recently Graduated from EPPs Across the State

The Texas Education Agency is working with nationally-recognized researchers to measure the effectiveness of educator preparation programs (EPPs). This study is part of Texas’ Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs. To effectively evaluate the reliability and validity of the resulting EPP metrics, we are surveying teachers who recently graduated from EPPs across the state.

The Gibson Consulting Group will soon email approximately 50,000 teachers. We ask district administrators to please:

  1. Inform teachers in your district that they may receive this email and encourage them to respond.
  2. The email will come from Amie Rapaport (arapaport@gibsonconsult.com)
  3. The subject line will read “Questions about your educator preparation program”
  4. The email will arrive on or about Friday February 1, 2013.

 

  1. Alert district IT staff to whitelist these server hostnames and IP addresses prior to January 28:

mail.zarca-inc.com

216.109.67.240

research.zarca.com

216.109.67.226

www.zarca.com

216.109.67.238

gibsonconsult.com

 

The survey should take teachers less than 15 minutes to complete. Please encourage your teachers to complete the short survey regarding educator preparation programs in Texas.

We appreciate your cooperation and support in this research. If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Michael Vriesenga at (512) 463-8911 or michael.vriesenga@tea.texas.gov.

Sincerely,

 

 

Michele Moore

Associate Commissioner

Educator Leadership and Quality