T-PREP

T-PREP vision

The Teacher Preparation Research and Evaluation Project (T-PREP) in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University began in 2007 with the vision of ensuring every student in the state of Arizona is taught by a highly-effective teacher. In an era of increased accountability in the education system, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is leading the field of teacher education in data driven decision making to improve teacher effectiveness and ultimately student achievement.

T-PREP mission

The Teacher Preparation Research and Evaluation Project (T-PREP) is committed to research as a way to inform practice within the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.  The department is dedicated to evaluating the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs at Arizona State University through a multifaceted examination of teacher education students and graduates information. T-PREP gathers data from a variety of sources to assess the teacher preparation program including student achievement scores, teacher performance observations, employment trends, and the attitudes of students, teachers, and their administrators. These data are part of a rigorous assessment model that informs best practices in teacher development within the college and among the greater education community.  Information gleaned from T-PREP analyses are disseminated widely. 

Current evaluation projects include:

  • Academic performance of students prior to graduation
  • Teaching performance of students after graduation
  • Career progression and employment patterns of graduates
  • Perceptions of program quality through various audiences such as current students, recent graduates, school administrators, and K-12 students being taught by graduates.

For more information about T-PREP, please contact Jennifer Owin at jennifer.owin@asu.edu