ERIC Number: ED363661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Schools and Staffing: 1987-88 to 1990-91.
Bobbitt, Sharon A.
The purpose, design, and key findings of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) are discussed. The SASS is a triennial set of unified surveys conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics. In conjunction with a teacher follow-up survey, the SASS profiles the nation's elementary school and secondary school teaching force and analyzes questions of teacher supply and demand. The four separate surveys are: (1) the Teacher Demand and Shortage Survey; (2) the School Administrator Survey; (3) the School Survey; and (4) the Teacher Survey. Each SASS questionnaire contains a core that is a stable set of items and a module of additional items that can vary for each administration of the SASS. Key results from the 1987-88 SASS and the Teacher Follow-Up are available, allowing policymakers and planners to follow selected trends in teacher supply and demand and teacher characteristics from 1987-88 through 1990-91. Selected trends in school and staffing include the following: demographic characteristics of the teacher workforce remained stable between 1987-88 and 1990-91; a higher percentage of teachers in 1991 than in 1988 reported that they plan to stay in teaching as long as they are able; and in 1991 fewer secondary school teachers viewed alcohol and drug abuse by students as serious problems in their schools when compared with 1988. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Followup Studies, National Surveys, Policy Formation, Questionnaires, Research Design, Research Methodology, School Personnel, School Surveys, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching (Occupation), Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)