Washington State’s Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educator Initiative State Plan
Too often our students in poverty and of color are taught by inexperienced and out of field (in a teaching assignment that does not match their endorsement) teachers. Recognizing this, in 2014 the U.S. Department of Education directed every state to create a revised equity plan. Called the Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Initiative, the directive is designed to move the United States toward the day when every student in every public school is taught by excellent educators.
Washington state’s plan outlines the qualities that define an “excellent educator,” as well as strategies for ensuring that all students have equal access to excellent educators.
The plan was approved by the Department on October 22, 2015.
- Download the state equity plan approval letter dated October 22, 2015
- Download the Approved Washington State Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educator Initiative State Plan
- Appendix A: Equity Plan–Focus Group Protocol
- Appendix B: Educator Working Conditions Survey Questions and Data Summary
- Appendix C: Research Brief – The Qualitative Factors That Affect Teacher Distribution
- Appendix D: Research Brief – Teacher Recruitment, Induction and Retention
- Appendix E: What Research Says About Class Size Reduction, Professional Development and Recruitment, Induction and Retention: A Compendium of Evidence of Title II, Part A Funded Programs
- Appendix F: Methodology, business rules and data components used in implementation of the Washington State Equity Plan, 2015
- Appendix G: Compensation Data–By School District, Average Supplemental Salary Paid through Local Funding
- Appendix H: Percentage of student subgroups taught by each teacher category with the five rank by ESDs, school districts, and schools
- Appendix I: Exact percentage of teacher categories by ESDs, school district, and schools
- Appendix J: Results of multiple regression model building (Backward variable selection)
- Appendix K: Equity Gap Data–ESD 101 Summary
- Appendix L: Equity Gap Data–ESD 105 Summary
- Appendix M: Equity Gap Data–ESD 112 Summary
- Appendix N: Equity Gap Data–ESD 113 Summary
- Appendix O: Equity Gap Data–ESD 114 Summary
- Appendix P: Equity Gap Data–ESD 121 Summary
- Appendix Q: Equity Gap Data–ESD 123 Summary
- Appendix R: Equity Gap Data–ESD 171 Summary
- Appendix S: Equity Gap Data–ESD 189 Summary
- Appendix T: Equity Gap Data–“Other” (Institutions/Juvenile Detention Centers/Skill Centers Summary)
Washington State’s Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educator State Plan Equity Gap Data:
As required by Section 1111(b)(8(C) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, each state must describe the steps it will take to:
“to ensure that poor and minority children are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified or out-of-field teachers, and the measures the state will use to evaluate and publicly report the progress of the state with respect to such steps.”
Equity Gap Data Profiles for each ESD, school district and school are available for your review on the link below. For the 2015–16 school year, school districts must review their equity gap data profiles and indicate in their needs assessment how they plan to target their identified equity gaps.
If you have questions after reviewing your school’s equity gap data, please contact Kaori Strunk, Program Supervisor, OSPI, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (360) 725-6365.
* Institutions/Juvenile Detention Centers/Skill Centers