Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987-1988: [United States] (ICPSR 9846)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics


Version V1

This data collection consists of four integrated surveys of public and private schools, administrators, and teachers in the United States. Part 1, the Teacher Demand and Shortage Survey, presents information on student enrollment, number of teachers, position vacancies, new hires, teacher salaries and incentives, and hiring and retirement policies. Part 2, the School Administrator Survey, includes information about training, experience, professional background, and job activities of school principals and headmasters. Part 3, the School Survey, provides data on student characteristics, staffing patterns, student-teacher ratios, types of programs and services offered, length of school day and school year, graduation and college application rates, and teacher turnover rates. Questions in Part 4, the Teacher Survey, cover teacher education and training, teaching assignment, teaching experience, certification, teaching workload, perceptions and attitudes about teaching, job mobility, and workplace conditions.

United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987-1988:  [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12.

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1987 -- 1988

1987 -- 1988

This collection has machine-readable codebooks for each part. Supplemental documentation is hard copy only.

Stratified sample.

Public and private schools in the United States.

self-enumerated questionnaires, and telephone interviews

survey data



2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

1992-10-31 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.


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