ERIC Number: ED123707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Fifty Education Chiefs: A Basis for Comparison. Report No. 86.
Information obtained in a survey of chief state school officers in May 1975 pulls together diverse factors that help to clarify the general understanding of the officer's position in each state, as well as those factors that most commonly define all chiefs. Chiefs' salaries, ranging from $20,000 to $75,600 did not often bear a direct relationship to state economies, salary levels, or per-pupil expenditure. Selected conditions affecting salaries seem to be limited to geographical location and the method of selection--elected chiefs tended to have lower average salaries than appointed chiefs, and appointed chiefs with contracts had the highest average salaries. Job security for the chiefs is limited. Few of them are evaluated with any consistency or by any specific criteria. required qualifications and competencies vary from state to state. generally, the surveyed chiefs had more extensive documented expertise than is required by state law or policy. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, Geography, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Questionnaires, Salaries, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Tenure
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($2.50 plus $0.35 postage and handling; payment must accompany order)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.