Research Briefs - Personnel
The Getting Down to Facts II project distilled the findings from 36 technical reports on California’s PreK-12 education system into 19 research briefs that highlight the key findings and conclusions from the research studies.
- California's teacher data system makes it difficult to evaluate teachers' capabilities, diagnose weaknesses in teacher preparation programs, or assess the effectiveness of various professional pathways.310.89 KB
- Nearly three-quarters of California school districts report having teacher openings that they cannot fill; shortages are most severe in special education, math, and science and in rural and high poverty urban areas.365.94 KB
- School principals are central to school improvement, but the professional development activities that would be most helpful to their work, including peer observation, coaching and mentoring, are some of the least available.381.82 KB
- California ranks at or near the bottom in school-based health services nationally, but providing basic mental and physical health services in every school would cost less than $100 per pupil.363.19 KB