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TAMIU Selected to Consortium Addressing Barriers to a Diversified Teaching Workforce

James O'Meara

James O’Meara, dean, College of Education

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been selected as a lead institution representing Texas in the  AACTE Consortium for Research-Based and Equitable Assessments (CREA), which will engage 14 states in a study of their state-level tests and qualifying scores for educator preparation program (EPP) entry.

The initiative is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and its goal is to examine the processes and considerations that states use to determine cut scores, and how they can be refined to attract, rather than exclude, potential teacher candidates.