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Rotermund, Susan; DeRoche, John; Ottem, Randolph – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
This Statistics in Brief provides a snapshot of the state of teacher professional development activities among U.S. public school teachers using data collected through the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) Public School Teacher Questionnaire. This report relies on data provided by public school teachers about their professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Public School Teachers
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Luke, Jeremy Byron; Kapa, Ryan; Gimbert, Belinda – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Previous research at the local level on informal observations of classroom teachers by school principals suggests that the frequency of informal observations has little or no effect on teachers' perceptions of school climate. This study employs School and Staffing Survey (SASS) data to examine to the extent to which these results are replicated or…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Environment, Principals
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Izumi, Masashi; Shen, Jianping; Xia, Jiangang – Education and Urban Society, 2015
In this study we investigated determinants of the graduation rate of public alternative schools by analyzing the most recent, nationally representative data from Schools and Staffing Survey 2007-2008. Based on the literature, we built a series of three regression models via successive block entry, predicting the graduate rate first by (a) student…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Public Schools, Graduation Rate, Predictor Variables
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Hill, Jason; Stearns, Christina – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
This report examines the postsecondary majors and teaching certifications of public high school-level teachers of departmentalized classes in selected subject areas by using data from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), a sample survey of elementary and secondary schools in the United States. SASS collects data on American public and…
Descriptors: High School Students, High Schools, Majors (Students), Public School Teachers
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Espelage, Dorothy – AERA Open, 2015
School violence and bullying are two public health concerns with consequences for youth in and out of school, for families, students, and community members. In this article, a social-ecological framework is briefly described as a way to understand bullying and school violence; then the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) longitudinal…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Educational Research, Statistical Data
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Rushton, Gregory T.; Ray, Herman E.; Criswell, Brett A.; Polizzi, Samuel J.; Bearss, Clyde J.; Levelsmier, Nicholas; Chhita, Himanshu; Kirchhoff, Mary – Educational Researcher, 2014
National initiatives to expand the aggregate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce reflect America's goals to increase global competitiveness. However, the aggregation of STEM stakeholders may elicit a "diffusion of responsibility" because individuals assume others are already acting. Here, we perform a longitudinal…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, STEM Education, Science Education
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Ma, Xin; Shen, Jianping; Krenn, Huilan Y. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2014
Using national data from the 2007-08 School and Staffing Survey, we compared the relationships between parental involvement and school outcomes related to adequate yearly progress (AYP) in urban, suburban, and rural schools. Parent-initiated parental involvement demonstrated significantly positive relationships with both making AYP and staying off…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Rural Schools
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Ernst, Jeremy V.; Li, Songze; Williams, Thomas O. – Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 2014
The ever-changing student population of engineering design graphics students necessitates broader sets of instructor adeptness. Specifically, preparedness to educate and provide adequate educational access to content for students with identified categorical disabilities and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) is now an essential readiness skill for…
Descriptors: Engineering, Graphic Arts, Questionnaires, Disabilities
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Goldring, Rebecca; Taie, Soheyla; Riddles, Minsun – National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
This report presents selected findings from the Current Teacher and Former Teacher Data Files of the 2012-13 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS). TFS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private school K-12 teachers who participated in the previous year's Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). First fielded in school year 1988-89,…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Questionnaires
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Goldhaber, Dan D.; Goldschmidt, Pete; Tseng, Fannie – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2013
This article reports on findings based on analyses of a unique dataset collected by ACT that includes information on student achievement in a variety of subjects at the high-school level. The authors examine the relationship between teacher effect estimates derived from value-added model (VAM) specifications employing different student learning…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, High Schools, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness
Goolsby, Annie J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study utilized a contemporary approach to qualitative research, the descriptive survey design, to discover whether a diverse workforce was a major influence in producing a rural Blue Ribbon School. The population represented the school systems of a county located in the West South Central region of the United States. In this study, the terms…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Surveys, Labor Force, Rural Schools
Hurwitz, Michael; Howell, Jessica – College Board, 2013
This brief examines high school counselor staffing counts relative to four-year college enrollment rates. Recent evidence from a national survey of counselors provides support for claims by counselors and school administrators that current counselor staffing levels are suboptimal. An additional high school counselor is predicted to induce a 10…
Descriptors: School Counselors, High Schools, Enrollment, College Attendance
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DeAngelis, Karen J. – High School Journal, 2013
Department chairs occupy a potentially important leadership position in high schools, yet little is known about them, particularly with regard to who they are and how they compare to other high school teachers. This is surprising given growing expectations for distributed leadership practice in schools. In this study, I utilize a national dataset…
Descriptors: Department Heads, High Schools, National Surveys, Teacher Leadership
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Hill, Jason G.; Dalton, Ben – Educational Researcher, 2013
This study investigates the distribution of math teachers with a major or certification in math using data from the National Center for Education Statistics' High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). The authors discuss the limitations of existing data sources for measuring teacher qualifications, such as the Schools and Staffing Survey…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Teachers, Majors (Students), Secondary School Mathematics
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Bitterman, Amy; Gray, Lucinda; Goldring, Rebecca – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report presents selected findings from the Public School and Private School Data Files of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with public schools…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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