Some preparation programs are better than others; but all produce highand low-performers, so increased recruitment

from strong programs should be b paired with rigorous selection and evaluation to ensure new hire quality. i d ith i l ti d l ti t hi lit
Most Common Degree-Granting Institutions by Number of HISD Teachers and Percent of Teachers in Each EVAAS Performance Level, 2009-10
# of current teachers

2435 1615 1042 688 440 363 283

University of Houston – Main Campus Texas Southern University Prairie View A&M U of H Downtown UT Austin Sam Houston State S H t St t Texas A&M – College Station

11% 17% 8% 11% 19% 18% 8%
Low Performing g

74% 70% 79% 74% 63% 70% 0% 76%
Middle Performing g

15% 13% 13% 15% 18% 12% 16%
High Performing g g

Source: HISD Human Resources and EVAAS data. High performing teachers are defined as being in the a top decile of performers in at least one subject and not in the bottom quartile in any other subject using two and three year EVAAS averages. Low performing teachers are defined as being in the bottom decile in at least one subject and not in the top quartile in any other subject. 10 © The New Teacher Project 2010

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