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Project Overview

IWERC is analyzing data from the Illinois Educator Preparation Profiles (IEPP) system housed at ISBE. The IEPP reports scores for specific teacher preparation programs (e.g., elementary ed, math ed) at higher education institutions across the state. Analyzing IEPP data will shed light on how teacher preparation programs shape teachers’ career trajectories. As such, this work aligns with IWERC’s core project on maintaining a diverse, high-quality early childhood and K-12 workforce.

IEPP: 2020 Cohort Analysis

This report examines the first release of data from the IEPP (Illinois Educator Preparation Profiles), the system the state of Illinois uses to provide public information about and accountability for teacher preparation programs. This study explores how programs are performing overall, factors that relate to performance, and the technical quality of the IEPP indicators. This study contributes to improving the IEPP, to supporting Illinois teacher preparation programs, and to a broader conversation about how to consider and measure the role of teacher preparation in teacher and student success.

IEPP Quick Guide

IEPP Full Report

IWERC’s Analysis of IEPP

Supporting Illinois teacher
preparation programs: Exploring the Illinois Educator Preparation Profiles (IEPP)

The webinar took place via Zoom on Jan 19, 2023

Speakers From:

  • Mariana Barragan Torres and Meg Bates, IWERC (Illinois Workforce & Education Research Collaborative)
  • Emily Fox, ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education)
  • Jim O’Connor, Advance Illinois
  • Michelle Stacy, Blackburn College
  • Bilge Cerezci, National Louis University
  • Kathleen Briseño, Concordia University Chicago

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Project Team


Shereen Beilstein

Research Specialist, IWERC