References

Publications

  • Croninger, R.G., Rice, J.K., & Rathburn, A. (2003). Teacher qualifications and early learning: Effects of certification status, degree, and experience. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Finance Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Goldhaber, D.D., & Brewer, D.J. (2000). Does teacher certification matter? High school teacher certification status and student achievement. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 19(2), 129-145.
  • Rice, J.K. (2003). Teacher Quality: Understanding the Effectiveness of Teacher Attributes. Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute.
  • Roza, M., Miles, K.H., & Foley, E. (2003). Within-district spending: A tool for unmasking funding inequities across schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Finance Association, Orlando, FL.

Data sources

The data in Table 1 on the numbers of teachers are from Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State: School Year 2001-2002, NCES 2003-358R, by Beth Aronstamm Young, 2004, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved August 2, 2004 from http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubinfo.asp?pubid=2003358.

The data in Table 1 on instructional funding are from Documentation for the Common Core of Data National Public Education Financial Survey: School Year 2001-2002, Fiscal Year 2002, NCES 2004-336, by Eunice Ave and Cecilia Cohen, 2004, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved August 2, 2004 from http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/stfis.asp.

The data in Tables 2 and 3 are from Schools and Staffing Survey, 1999- 2000: Overview of the Data for Public, Private, Public Charter Schools, and Bureau of Indian Affairs Elementary and Secondary Schools, NCES 2002-313 by Kerry J. Gruber, et al., 2002, Washington, DC: US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Data was also drawn from the Digest of Education Statistics 2003, Washington, DC: US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.


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Published in Insights on Educational Policy, Practice, and Research Number 17, September 2004, A Best-Fit Approach to Effective Teacher Policy