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Rahman, Taslima; Fox, Mary Ann; Ikoma, Sakiko; Gray, Lucinda – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
This report provides a snapshot of the extent to which U.S. public school students are taught by certified and experienced teachers. The report uses two datasets available to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). SASS provides a…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Certification, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Qualifications
Boser, Ulrich – Center for American Progress, 2014
In 2011, a study by the Center for American Progress (CAP) found that the demographics of the teacher workforce had not kept up with student demographics and showed that students of color made up more than 40 percent of the school-age population. In contrast, teachers of color were only 17 percent of the teaching force. Since this time, the nation…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, National Surveys, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kee, Ayana N. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
In the United States, about one third of new teachers being hired are drawn from alternative certification programs. One way to address controversy about the differences among the training experiences of teachers in traditional certification programs, fast-track alternative programs, and residency alternative programs is to examine teacher reports…
Descriptors: Certification, Alternative Teacher Certification, Readiness, Self Efficacy
Urick, Angela M. – Online Submission, 2012
Schools with high teacher turnover struggle to build capacity and increase student achievement. Leadership styles, such as shared instructional leadership found to have the largest effect on student achievement, may also help retain teachers. A long history of research has examined idealized, or effective, leadership styles and their relationship…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Principals, Leadership Styles, Teacher Attitudes
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) is a system of related questionnaires that provide descriptive data on the context of elementary and secondary education and policymakers a variety of statistics on the condition of education in the United States. The SASS system covers a wide range of topics from teacher demand, teacher and principal…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys, School Surveys, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bocala, Candice; Fronius, Trevor; Phillips, Dave – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This study describes the characteristics and experiences of beginning public school teachers in the Northeast and Islands Region states and compares them with the characteristics and experiences of beginning teachers nationally using data from the 2007/08 Schools and Staffing Survey. This study uses data from the 2007/08 Schools and Staffing…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bocala, Candice; Fronius, Trevor; Phillips, Dave – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This summary describes a study that examines characteristics and experiences of beginning public school teachers in the Northeast and Islands Region states and compares them with the characteristics and experiences of beginning teachers nationally using data from the 2007/08 Schools and Staffing Survey. This study uses data from the 2007/08…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teacher Education
Kirkhus, Debra – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that contribute to teachers' sense of community within public, urban, elementary schools. Because previous research has touted the benefits of teacher communities within schools (Kruse, 2001; Leana & Pil, 2006; Ware & Kitsantas, 2007) educational leaders are challenged with creating…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Teaching Conditions
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Tekleselassie, Abebayehu Aemero; Villarreal, Pedro, III – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2011
Despite concerns about turnover among administrators, conditions that influence career longevity intentions of school principals are less known. To address this gap in the literature, we conducted a three-level Generalized Multilevel Model to estimate variations in school and district characteristics impacting principals' career departure and…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, Principals, Incentives
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Hill, Jason G. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This report examines the postsecondary majors and teaching certifications of public high school-level teachers of departmentalized classes in a selection of subject areas by using data from the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), a sample survey of elementary and secondary schools in the United States. SASS collects data on American…
Descriptors: Evidence, Majors (Students), High Schools, Teacher Qualifications
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Kaiser, Ashley – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
While the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has conducted surveys of attrition and mobility among school teachers for two decades, little was known specifically about the early career patterns of beginning teachers. In order to inform discussions and decisions among policymakers, researchers, and parents, the Beginning Teacher…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools, Mentors, Public School Teachers
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Rubin, Daniel Ian – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
There has been a universal movement towards government-regulated standardisation and high-stakes assessment. In the United States, this has resulted in the No Child Left Behind Act (2001). Because of the predominant focus on high-stakes reading and writing assessments required by NCLB, teachers in the subject area of English/Language Arts (ELA)…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Educational Legislation
Herrera, Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Principal leadership and its effect on student achievement have been well documented over the past two decades. However, the link between the principals' level of engagement in leadership practices and whether their schools met the accountability measure remains unexplored. The purpose of this study was to examine four research questions regarding…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Discipline, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness
Ingersoll, Richard; May, Henry – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
The objective of this study is to use nationally representative data to examine the rates, destinations and sources of math and science teacher turnover. There are four sets of research questions the authors address concerning the departure of mathematics and science teachers from their schools: (1) At what rates do mathematics/science teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Teacher Shortage
Olmos, Frank – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Out-of-field teaching is a national occurrence that has not had extensive examination in relation to teacher retention and attrition. Using a nationally representative sample of secondary public school teachers, (N =770) taken from the 2003-2004 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the 2004-2005 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) datasets, the…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Persistence, Intellectual Disciplines, Teacher Qualifications
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