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 mission of ensuring every student in the state of Arizona is taught by a highly-effective teacher. T-PREP gathers data from a variety of sources to assess the impact of the Teachers College teacher preparation program including student achievement scores, teacher performance observations, and the attitudes of students, teachers, and their administrators. In this era of increased accountability in the education system, it is time for teacher preparation programs to hold themselves accountable. The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is leading the field of teacher education in the use of data as part of an accountability system to improve teacher effectiveness and ultimately student achievement.

T-PREP mission

The Teacher Preparation Research and Evaluation Project (T-PREP) in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University seeks to foster a culture of evidence by examining data produced by its teacher education students and graduates. 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. T-PREP strives to lead the field of teacher education in the use of data as part of an accountability system to improve teacher effectiveness and ultimately student achievement