Data Manual? Report? What's the difference?
Reports submitted by PESB approved WA educator preparation programs are the result of a step two (2) of a two-step process:
First, the data is collected by programs.
Then, the data is reported to PESB.
Graphically represented as
This occurs annually, for example:
Data Manuals 2013-2014 ----> 2014 Report Guidance
Data Manuals 2014-2015 ----> 2015 Report Guidance
Data Manuals 2015-2016 ----> 2016 Report Guidance
The primary documentation to support these steps are:
- Data Manuals
- a prospective document
- guides the collection of candidate level data during a specified academic year
- Report Guidance
- a retrospective document
- program level data aggregated from the Data Manuals used to guide the previous academic year’s candidate level data collections