ERIC Number: ED300886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Staff in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and School Systems, Fall 1983. OERI Historical Report.
Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
The number of staff in full-time-equivalent (FTE) positions in public elementary and secondary schools in the United States is reported in two categories: instructional staff (teachers and instructional aides); and support services staff (local education officials and administrators, school administrators, guidance counselors, librarians, and all other support services staff). The data were reported by state education agencies to the Center for Education Statistics (CES) through the Common Core of Data (CCD) system. Thirty states and the District of Columbia reported increases in the number of teachers from fall 1982 to fall 1983; 20 states reported decreases. School system officials and administrators and school administrators accounted for approximately 4.8 percent of total FTE staff in fall 1983. Although the number of officials and administrators increased by roughly the same amount as did teachers (4,200 to 5,800), the percentage increase was much larger for officials and administrators--2.3 percent compared with 0.3 percent for teachers. All other categories of staff personnel decreased: guidance counselors by 1.2 percent; librarians by 1.1 percent; and all other support personnel by about 2.0 percent. The methodology is used to obtain this data is explained, and definitions of staff assignments are provided. Five tables are appended. (MLF)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Note: Small print in tables 1-3 may affect legibility.