Howard University School of Education completers have a positive impact on P-12 learning and development, and are effective in their employment settings. The table below was provided by the District of Columbia Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) on HU’s Educator Preparation Provider impact on the District of Columbia School System (DCPS).
The table shows the percentage of program completers employed as first-year teachers in DC LEAs during school years 2018-19 and 2019-20, who earned ratings of effective or higher for 2017-18 and 2018-19. OSSE permits EPPs to have the autonomy to define “effective teaching” under their teacher evaluation system. The evidence shows our completers are highly effective with a rating of 85.7% compared to all EPP completers who scored 81.9% effectiveness.
Additionally, the graph below provides information on our first-year completers who teach in 8 different wards in DC. Our completers taught in wards 1,4,5 and 8. For all districts except for Ward 4, our completers scored effective or highly effectiveness; therefore, indicating our completers have a positive impact on student learning and growth.
Ward 4 Demographics
According to DCPS profile, Ward 4 is in the northernmost tip of the District of Columbia. A predominantly African American community with a growing Hispanic population, the majority of its residents is working aged adults who are employed in the civilian sector.
Further there are major health challenges due to high death rates related to heart disease, cancer, and essential hypertension much of this is aligned to a lack physical exercise and a history health of disparities.