Impact on p-12 Learning

(CAEP Component R4.1)

LifeTracks provided information on the impact that Mississippi State University (MSU) College of Education (COE) completers have on the learning and development of P-12 students. Mississippi LifeTracks is an interoperable data system that securely and efficiently facilitates research and analysis and provides linkages between early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education and the workforce. Mississippi LifeTracks is powered through the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (nSPARC), a unit of Mississippi State University. 

Completers of MSU COE undergraduate and alternate route teacher education programs who began working as a teacher in a Mississippi public school the year after graduation are matched to the Mississippi Department of Education’s 18 statewide assessments to document completers’ impact on P-12 student learning. The statewide assessments consist of Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) for Grades 3-8 in English, Math and Science and High School End of Course Exams for Algebra I, US History, Biology and English II.

Additionally, 14 institutions of higher learning that comprise the Mississippi Education Preparation Providers (Statewide EPP) provided the LifeTracks data to produce comparison data. Through LifeTracks, statewide data from the Mississippi Public School System were also used.

For the academic year (AY) 2020, the United States Department of Education waived statewide assessment, accountability, and reporting requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). For the academic year (AY) 2021, due to the COVID-19 waiver, there is limited data with only the end of course assessments’ results being available.

The data are disaggregated by traditional versus alternate route teacher education programs and listed in the link below:

Impact on Student Learning Results 2018 to current