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Title: An Exploratory Analysis of the Content and Availability of State Administrative Data on Teacher Compensation
Description: This report identifies state education agencies (SEAs) that maintain records on pay for public school teachers, the comparability of these records, and whether the data might be available to the research community. The report finds that many states maintain teacher-level records with earnings and other teacher characteristics, and are willing to share these data with researchers. It is feasible to use teacher employment and compensation data collected by SEAs to conduct large multistate comparative studies of teacher pay. These studies would not only permit overall comparisons of pay, but also comparisons of teacher pay at various points along typical career trajectories, with breakdowns by teacher demographics and state or district characteristics.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: April 2008
Web Release: April 29, 2008
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 2008601
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Research and Development Report
Survey/Program Areas: Common Core of Data (CCD)
Education Finance Statistics Center (EDFIN)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Research and Development Report, please contact:
Stephen Cornman.