ERIC Number: ED188340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study of New Jersey Staffing Practices. A Report to the State Board of Education.
Peifly, Maryann C.; Walling, Peter
This report discusses the results of a New Jersey school study to analyze trends in staff ratios during the past three years. The study also measured the effects of grade organization type, community type, enrollment size, and district wealth on staffing ratios for 582 local districts in the state. The report begins with a literature review of staffing practices and educational outcomes. The methodology used, described in detail, included collection and analysis of data files from the New Jersey Department of Education. One chapter is devoted to guidelines for school staffing ratios, borrowed from recommended or mandated ratios from other states and from professional educational organizations. The major conclusion of this report is that the current staff ratios appear to be unacceptable in terms of a local district's ability to provide both a thorough and efficient system of education. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey
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