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Evaluating Educator Preparation Programs: Candidate Exit Survey Data

Evaluating Educator Preparation Programs: Candidate Exit Survey Data We are continuing our data series on public school teachers in Texas. To this point, we have looked at trends related to the quantity of public school teachers in Texas, the production of newly-certified teachers by type of Educator Preparation Program (EPP), and the quality of new…

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Evaluating Teacher Quality: TEA Principal Survey

Evaluating Teacher Quality: TEA Principal Survey Our two previous blog posts related to educator preparation reviewed data pertaining to the number of certified teachers in public schools in Texas, as well as the productivity of Educator Preparation Programs (EPP). This blog post turns our analytical lens to reviewing one measure of teacher quality in the…

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Examining student-faculty similarities and graduation outcomes for Hispanic/Latinx students

Student-faculty similarity and graduation outcomes for Hispanic/Latinx students In our previous blog post, we examined the relationship between the demographic similarity of faculty to students on campus and six-year graduation rates for Black or African American students. Across Doctoral Universities and Master’s Universities, there is a positive association, as a higher representation of Black or African…

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Examining student-faculty similarities and graduation outcomes for African American students

Student-faculty similarity and graduation outcomes for African American students In our previous blog post, we introduced the concept of using location quotient (LQ) scores, which serve as a measure of demographic similarity of faculty to students, as a predictor of six-year graduation rates within race/ethnicity groups. In general, we saw that a higher representation of Black…

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Does student-faculty similarity improve graduation outcomes?

Does student-faculty similarity improve graduation outcomes? As has been the case with past data blogs, many of the conversations occurring in higher education are focused on the concepts associated with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Universities, systems, and state boards of higher education are grappling with the implications of DEI, especially in terms of identifying…

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Persistence and Retention: The National Perspective

Persistence and Retention: The National Perspective While the past few blog posts have specifically addressed enrollment trends in Texas public universities, this blog post will begin a multi-part series of posts that will look at student outcomes data. We will begin by looking at the national trends associated with persistence and retention before moving to…

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IHE Enrollment Trends in Texas: Demographic Data

IHE Enrollment Trends in Texas: Demographic Data The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) recently published more granular enrollment data for all public universities in Texas, providing the first insight into how COVID-19 affected student enrollment across demographic groups. In the previous blog post, we showed that statewide enrollment at public universities increased from 657,985 in…

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Faculty and Student Demographics: A Comparison at Texas Public Universities

A comparison of faculty and student demographics at Texas public universities Success of students in higher education can be attributed to many factors. Personal work ethic, academic preparation, effective learning environment, and support systems are just a few of the variables that promote student persistence and graduation from colleges and universities. Among higher education researchers,…