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Table 40.  Average number of public school teachers in public school districts who were dismissed in the previous year or did not have their contracts renewed based on poor performance, by years of teaching experience, and state: 2003–04

State Average number of teachers in districts who were dismissed or did not have their contracts renewed   Average number of teachers in districts who were dismissed or did not have their contracts renewed, by years of experience  
  Teachers with 3 or fewer years of experience   Teachers with more than 3 years of experience  
United States  3.1   1.2   1.9  
             
Alabama  3.8   3.1   0.7  
Alaska  18.8   0.7   18.1  
Arizona  2.7 ! 1.2   1.5 !
Arkansas  0.6   0.2   0.4  
California  5.7   2.5   3.2  
             
Colorado  3.5   3.4   0.1  
Connecticut  1.9   1.2   0.7  
Delaware  16.4 ! 2.1   14.3 !
District of Columbia  2.8 ! 2.3 ! 0.4 !
Florida  8.8   7.2   1.5  
             
Georgia  7.1   2.1   5.0  
Hawaii  6.0   5.0   1.0  
Idaho  4.2   0.7   3.5  
Illinois  1.4   1.1   0.3 !
Indiana  3.4 ! 0.5   2.9 !
             
Iowa  1.0 ! 0.3   0.7 !
Kansas  0.5   0.4   #  
Kentucky  4.1   1.6   2.5  
Louisiana  4.5   4.0   0.4  
Maine  0.5   0.5   #  
             
Maryland  8.4   8.2   0.2  
Massachusetts  4.2   2.7   1.6 !
Michigan  0.5   0.3   0.2  
Minnesota  2.0 ! 0.9   1.1 !
Mississippi  2.4   0.6   1.8  
             
Missouri  2.2 ! 1.0 ! 1.3 !
Montana  1.0   0.2   0.8  
Nebraska  1.2   0.2 ! 1.0  
Nevada  2.0   1.2   0.8  
New Hampshire  1.6   1.1   0.5 !
             
New Jersey  1.5   1.4   0.1 !
New Mexico  3.5   1.3   2.2  
New York  3.9   2.5   1.3 !
North Carolina  2.0   1.1   0.9  
North Dakota  1.4   0.1   1.3  
             
Ohio  1.4 ! 0.3   1.1 !
Oklahoma  2.3   0.4   1.9  
Oregon  0.8   0.2   0.6 !
Pennsylvania  4.2   0.5   3.7  
Rhode Island  38.6   2.4   36.2  
             
South Carolina  9.2   1.7   7.5  
South Dakota  6.2   1.8   4.5  
Tennessee  2.2   2.1   0.1  
Texas  2.2   0.8   1.3 !
Utah  2.6   2.1   0.5  
             
Vermont       
Virginia  15.5   6.2   9.3  
Washington  2.9   0.6   2.3  
West Virginia  0.3   0.1   0.2  
Wisconsin  10.9   2.0   8.9  
Wyoming  1.1   0.4 ! 0.6 !
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The base-weighted unit response rate was below 50 percent.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, District Data File, 2003–04.

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