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Study Report

Study Number: QE-019-001-2-1-United States-NCES-1987

Subject Area: Education Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Schools and staffing survey, 1987-1988 [public and private schools].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 6/23/2003

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This SASS 1987-1988 has an Electronic Codebook (ECB) interface which allows users to view and select variables and generate SPSS or SAS statements files and codebook files. This copy is a duplicate copy of a NCES CD (ED 1.334/2:SCH 6/CD) borrowed from the Wisconsin State Historical Society Library. There is additional information about warning and notes issued by NCES.

Run the Setup from the CD-ROM and install the ECB program to D:\SASS_TFS on the public-use PCs; download an ECB patch file, ECB in Windows from NCES web site; permission for dplsguest should be set to full control. 9/06 Program is installed on Ketchup and Mustard. 7/09 Beer and Wine replaced Ketchup and Mustard. 5/14 An ISO image was created on the network drive for this CD-Rom.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: Machine-readable document files and a hardcopy user's guide with various printed document files. This hardcopy document is shared by studieds, QE-019-002-2-1, QE-019-004-2-1, QE-019-005-2-1, QE-019-006-1-1, and QE-019-007-1-1.

Abstract: The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), 1987-1988 is an integrated set of surveys of public and private schools, principals, teachers, and school districts throughout the United States. These surveys are designed to collect data on, among other issues, the educational qualifications of school teachers and principals, and the working conditions of teachers. All three cycles of SASS consist of four separate surveys administered simultaneously to linked samples of respondents. These surveys are: the Teacher Demand and Shortage Survey (TDS: School District data), the School Principal Survey, the School Survey, and the School Teacher Survey.

The TDS Questionnaire obtains data from local education agencies (LEAs) that can be used to measure the supply and demand for public school teachers and to examine policies that may influence teacher supply and demand, e.g., salary, retirement plans, incentive plans. The School Principal Questionnaire obtains information about the training, experience, professional background, and demographic characteristics of school principals and about the types of school problems that principals view as serious. The School Questionnaire collects information on the characteristics of schools, e.g., enrollment, student-staff ratios, programs and services offered, and length of school day. The School Teacher Questionnaire collects data that can be used to describe America's teachers-their demographic characteristics, education, experience, and teaching assignments, as well as their perceptions and attitudes about workplace conditions, their jobs, and teaching in general.

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