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Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987-88

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2023

The Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987-88 (SASS 87-88), is the first year of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) program. Program data are available since 1987-88 at . SASS 87-88 is a system of surveys that cover a wide range of topics from teacher demand, teacher and principal characteristics, general conditions in schools, principals’ and teachers’ perceptions of school climate and problems in their schools, teacher compensation, district hiring and retention policies, to basic characteristics of the student population. The surveys were conducted using mail, paper questionnaires, and telephone interviews. Teachers, principals, school district coordinators and school coordinators were sampled. Key statistics produced from SASS 87-88 are average teacher salaries and the percentage of teachers by teaching field. Key statistics from the follow-up to SASS 87-88 (TFS 88-89) are the percentage of teachers staying at the same school, moving to a new school, or leaving the teaching profession. Prior to the founding of SASS in 1987-88, there were three sets of Elementary and Secondary School Division surveys administered by the National Center for Education Statistics in different years: the “Teacher Demand and Shortage Surveys,” the “Public and Private School Surveys,” and the “Teacher Surveys.” The public and private sector versions of each of these three survey types were conducted in alternate years.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P4Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from Education JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2023
Publisher Nationa Center for Education Statistics
Identifier NCES_90080
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2016-01-05
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P4Y
Bureau Code 018:50
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Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Homepage URL
Old Spatial United States
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Institute for Education Sciences > Nationa Center for Education Statistics
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Temporal 1987/1988

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