California Statewide Data System

Merging California’s disconnected data sources to study recruitment, retention, and pathways to the teaching profession.

California’s efforts to improve and diversify its teaching workforce is constrained by sparse research on the State’s teacher preparation and support system. This is partly due to the fact that California has not had a unified data system that allows for large-scale research on pathways into and through the teaching profession. CTERIN, in partnership with the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), are working with the California Department of the Education (CDE), the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and other federal and state data sources to create a data system that is allowing us to investigate critical questions for educator preparation policy and practice.

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California Statewide Data System Researchers

Tine SloanLead PI, CTERIN (UC Santa Barbara)

Thomas Smith, Professor (UC Riverside)

Richard Arum, Professor (UC Irvine)

Kip Téllez, Professor (UCSC)

Claudia Martinez, Executive Director, Educator Programs and CA Subject Matter Projects (UC Office of the President)

Li Cai, Director

Noelle Griffin, Senior Associate Director

Christine Ong, Research Scientist

Seth Leon, Statistician

Deborah La Torre, Statistician