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Table 6. Percentage of public school teachers who were newly hired for grades K–12 and comparable ungraded levels, percentage of districts that offered free training for district staff to prepare them to teach in fields with current or anticipated shortages, and percentage of districts that used various practices to recruit teachers, by state: 2011–12


          Percent of districts that used various practices to recruit teachers  
State Percent of teachers who were newly hired for grades K–12 and comparable ungraded levels   Percent of districts that offered free training for district staff to prepare them to teach in fields with current or anticipated shortages   Signing bonuses   Forgiveness of student loan(s) funded by the district   Relocation assistance   Finder's fee to existing staff for new teacher referrals  
United States 6.9   27.1   3.9   2.4   2.5   1.5  
                         
Alabama 5.3   26.3   4.4   2.1 ! 1.4 ! #  
Alaska 9.3   44.8   28.5   11.6   46.3   #  
Arizona 11.7   24.5   7.0 ! 5.5 ! 6.4 !  
Arkansas 8.6   26.9   3.9   1.0 ! 3.5 ! #  
California 5.3   20.0   3.6   0.6   1.5   0.6 !
                         
Colorado 9.8   20.5   5.6   4.6   5.6   #  
Connecticut 6.3   2.2   1.0   #   #   #  
Delaware 11.8   11.8   5.9   #   2.9   #  
District of Columbia 16.5     #   #   #    
Florida 5.9   62.4   11.0   2.7   5.5   1.4 !
                         
Georgia 6.4   50.2   13.7   2.6     #  
Hawaii            
Idaho 7.5   31.7   1.7   9.5   #   #  
Illinois 7.2   11.8   0.3 ! 0.2   1.3 ! 0.2 !
Indiana 7.2   17.1   0.6   1.3   0.8   #  
                         
Iowa 7.3   28.4   4.6 !   4.1 !  
Kansas 8.2   28.8   11.2   2.4 ! 9.1   0.9  
Kentucky 8.5   22.1   #   0.7 ! 1.6   0.8  
Louisiana 7.5   62.5     #     #  
Maine 6.9   35.4   5.2 ! 2.2   9.3   #  
                         
Maryland 6.3   33.1 !        
Massachusetts 8.5   23.3       #    
Michigan 3.5   19.1       #    
Minnesota 8.0   18.8   0.5 ! 2.2   4.3 ! #  
Mississippi 12.1   30.6   4.9   5.8   10.5   #  
                         
Missouri 8.9   33.8   #   #   #   0.4 !
Montana 6.7   39.6       5.8 ! #  
Nebraska 7.6   30.5     8.0 !   #  
Nevada 5.2   41.9 ! 10.3 !   #   #  
New Hampshire 6.5   47.0     6.5 ! #    
                         
New Jersey 5.9   24.8   #   1.5   #   #  
New Mexico 7.6   48.0   2.1   8.4   1.3   2.1 !
New York 2.7   14.9   0.2 ! 2.1 !   4.3  
North Carolina 7.9   31.0   8.6   2.4 ! 12.8    
North Dakota 8.3   47.1   19.3   5.4   2.4 ! #  
                         
Ohio 4.7   18.9   0.3 !   0.2    
Oklahoma 10.1   25.3       #   1.8 !
Oregon 6.3   33.7   0.8   2.3   #   #  
Pennsylvania 2.8   18.1          
Rhode Island 3.7   3.0   #   3.0   #   #  
                         
South Carolina 10.2   47.8   17.9   29.9   12.4   1.4  
South Dakota 8.6   25.1   6.3   2.9     #  
Tennessee 7.8   39.6   6.3   3.5   1.8 ! #  
Texas 7.4   48.1   12.8   4.2 ! 2.1 ! 3.9 !
Utah 10.7   40.3   12.6 ! 1.1   5.3   2.6 !
                         
Vermont 8.7   35.2   2.4 ! 3.0   #   #  
Virginia 9.9   38.2   2.4     4.9 ! #  
Washington 5.6   19.8   0.5   1.7   #   #  
West Virginia 7.9   38.3   #   3.2   1.6   #  
Wisconsin 10.1   18.8   0.5   #   #   #  
Wyoming 8.9   39.0   29.0   3.0   8.2   #  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2011–12.


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