NSF Noyce Project

Applicant Information, Selection, and
STEM Teacher Retention and Effectiveness

Project Overview

This mixed-methods project, funded by the National Science Foundation's Noyce grant program, is a collaboration between the Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research at the American Institutes for Research, the Education Research and Data Center (ERDC) at the Washington State Office of Financial Management, and several Washington State institutions of higher education (IHEs): Central Washington University, Pacific Lutheran University, University of Washington, Washington State University, and Western Washington University. The project addresses connections between the attributes of potential teacher candidates; their admittance and enrollment in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teacher education programs; and their later retention and effectiveness as STEM teachers. This project is made possible by statewide data on students and teachers in Washington—provided by the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)—along with data already collected on teacher candidates from teacher education programs (TEPs) in IHEs in the state of Washington and data provided as part of this project by the five collaborating IHEs that include admissions data on all applicants to these universities and/or their TEPs. The data will also be combined with transcript data provided by ERDC and qualitative data collected from College of Education STEM faculty and Arts and Sciences affiliated STEM faculty at collaborating IHEs.

Project Personnel 

Principal Investigator 

Dan Goldhaber

American Institutes for Research

University of Washington

Co-Principal Investigators 

Roddy Theobald
American Institutes for Research

Amy Roth-McDuffie

Washington State University

Dave Slavit

Washington State University​

Jenny Dechaine

Central Washington University​

Senior Personnel

John Krieg

Western Washington University

Vivien Chen

Education Research & Data Center

Tariq Akmal

Washington State University

Bruce Larson

Western Washington University

Patrick Sexton

University of Pennsylvania

Jan Weiss 

Pacific Lutheran University

Advisory Board​

Edward Geary

Western Washington University

Mark Windschitl

University of Washington

Shannon Seidel

Pacific Lutheran University​

Cap Peck

University of Washington ​

Heidi Henschel Pellet

Central Washington University​

Allyson Rogan-Klyve

Central Washington University

Jim Wyckoff

University of Virginia​

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Participating Institutions

Project Partners

Additional Data Providers

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