Do you have any information on high school teacher qualifications in their teaching assignments?
Current federal education legislation requires school districts to measure and report on teacher qualifications, both to ensure that students are being taught by highly qualified teachers and to ensure that teachers are distributed equitably across schools, regardless of student demographics. Teachers are certified by the state in which they teach. The 2007–08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) asked teachers whether they were certified in the subject that they taught most often (referred to as their main assignment), as well as what their major was in college.
|Percentage of public high school-level teachers who reported a major and a certification in their main assignment, by selected main assignments: 2007–08|
|Selected main assignment||Total||Major in main assignment||No major in assignment|
|Total||Certified||Not certified||Total||Certified||Not certified|
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2010). Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups (NCES 2010-015).
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