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Tracking Teacher Quality

October 29, 2003 2 min read
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Classes taught by
“highly qualified”
teachers in high-poverty schools

Alabama 35.3% 29%
Alaska 16 16
Arizona - -
Arkansas 97 97
California 48 35
Colorado 85.7 84.6
Connecticut 96 94.7
Delaware 85 85
District of Columbia 74.6 65.4
Florida 91.1 92.9
Georgia 94 95
Hawaii 86.7 84
Idaho 98.1 98.6
Illinois - -
Indiana 96.2 95
Iowa 94.8 94.7
Kansas 80 80
Kentucky 95 97
Louisiana - -
Maine - -
Maryland 64.5 46.6
Massachusetts 96 * 93 *
Michigan 95 90
Minnesota 96 ** 94.1 **
Mississippi 85 81
Missouri 94.7 93.6
Montana - -
Nebraska 90 82
Nevada 50 50
New Hampshire 86 84
New Jersey - -
New Mexico - -
New York - -
North Carolina - -
North Dakota 91.1 93.8
Ohio 82 78
Oklahoma 64 57
Oregon 81.8 71.5
Pennsylvania 95 93
Puerto Rico 25 25
Rhode Island 63 58
South Carolina - -
South Dakota 85.7 16.4
Tennessee - -
Texas 75.8 69.3
Utah 95.9 96.4
Vermont 92 93
Virginia 80 73
Washington 83 88
West Virginia 94 96
Wisconsin 98.6 96.9
Wyoming 95 99
-- State did not provide data.
* Margin of error is plus or minus 1 percent, from samples.
** Percentage of teachers who are “highly qualified,” rather than percentage of classes taught by “highly qualified” teachers.

Classes taught by
“highly qualified”
teachers statewide

Classes taught by
“highly qualified”
teachers in high-poverty schools

Alabama 35.3% 29%
Alaska 16 16
Arizona - -
Arkansas 97 97
California 48 35
Colorado 85.7 84.6
Connecticut 96 94.7
Delaware 85 85
District of Columbia 74.6 65.4
Florida 91.1 92.9
Georgia 94 95
Hawaii 86.7 84
Idaho 98.1 98.6
Illinois - -
Indiana 96.2 95
Iowa 94.8 94.7
Kansas 80 80
Kentucky 95 97
Louisiana - -
Maine - -
Maryland 64.5 46.6
Massachusetts 96 * 93 *
Michigan 95 90
Minnesota 96 ** 94.1 **
Mississippi 85 81
Missouri 94.7 93.6
Montana - -
Nebraska 90 82
Nevada 50 50
New Hampshire 86 84
New Jersey - -
New Mexico - -
New York - -
North Carolina - -
North Dakota 91.1 93.8
Ohio 82 78
Oklahoma 64 57
Oregon 81.8 71.5
Pennsylvania 95 93
Puerto Rico 25 25
Rhode Island 63 58
South Carolina - -
South Dakota 85.7 16.4
Tennessee - -
Texas 75.8 69.3
Utah 95.9 96.4
Vermont 92 93
Virginia 80 73
Washington 83 88
West Virginia 94 96
Wisconsin 98.6 96.9
Wyoming 95 99
-- State did not provide data.
* Margin of error is plus or minus 1 percent, from samples.
** Percentage of teachers who are “highly qualified,” rather than percentage of classes taught by “highly qualified” teachers.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education

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