We conduct three coordinated surveys to understand the needs of beginning teachers, providing data and support to help campuses improve their programs and results.
The EdQ Center helps CSU educator preparation programs stay connected with the current needs and perceptions of three critical constituencies. We survey:
Program Completers to capture their perceptions of preparation, and to measure their confidence in career placement and success.
Year One Teachers to learn about their placement, experience, and perceptions of the extent to which their preparation readied them to enter the education profession.
Employers of Year One Teachers to understand their perceptions of the skills and abilities of graduates relative to current needs.
Each educator preparation program in the CSU system receives an individual report of findings. All programs receive aggregate findings as well. This ongoing research is a vital ingredient in the
EdQ DataView dashboards; the EdQ Center partners with program leaders to apply this data to improve approaches and outcomes.