Description: The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) collects data on teacher demand and shortage, teacher and administrator characteristics, school programs, and general conditions in schools. SASS also collects data on many other topics, including principals' and teachers' perceptions of school climate and problems in their schools; teacher compensation; district hiring practices; and basic characteristics of the student population.
Population: 2007-2008 survey design involved a mail-based survey, and both telephone and in-person/field follow-up to both administrators and teachers. For 2003-2004, the sample consisted of 45,000 teachers, 9,000 schools, and 4,700 school districts.
Periodicity: Data is currently available for collection periods from 1987-2013. After 2010–11, NCES redesigned SASS and named it the National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) to reflect the redesigned study's focus on the teacher and principal labor market and on the state of K-12 school staff. NCES first conducted NTPS in 2015–16.
Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: school content and design
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