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Appendix A4: Percentage of classroom teachers on waivers, overall and by poverty status of districts: 2001-2002 and 2002-2003

State All Districts
Percentage of teachers on waivers
High-poverty districts
Percentage of teachers on waivers
All other districts
Percentage of teachers on waivers
2001-2002 2002-2003 Percentage point difference 2001-2002 2002-2003 Percentage point difference 2001-2002 2002-2003 Percentage point difference
Alabama
1.7
1.2
-0.5
2.2
1.6
-0.6
1.6
0.8
-0.8
Alaska
0.5
0.4
-0.1
0.5
0.4
-0.1
--
0.4
--
Arizona
5.3
6.5
1.2
9.0
6.3
-2.7
4.8
8.8
4.0
Arkansas
2.5
2.0
-0.5
1.5
1.3
-0.2
2.8
2.1
-0.7
California
12.0
10.0
-2.0
17.8
13.9
-3.9
9.5
8.2
-1.3
Colorado
3.8
4.6
0.8
6.8
5.4
-1.4
3.2
2.6
-0.6
Connecticut
1.0
1.4
0.4
1.1
1.6
0.5
1.0
1.2
0.2
Delaware
6.9
8.4
1.5
6.5
9.0
2.5
6.9
8.2
1.3
District of Columbia
0.0
0.0
0.0
--
--
--
--
--
--
Florida
3.3
3.5
0.2
4.4
3.8
-0.6
3.3
3.5
0.2
Georgia
4.4
3.9
-0.5
4.4
4.0
-0.4
4.4
3.8
-0.6
Hawaii
12.1
7.8
-4.3
--
--
--
--
--
--
Idaho
4.2
4.0
-0.2
7.8
8.0
0.2
3.8
3.5
-0.3
Illinois
3.2
3.1
-0.1
6.5
5.8
-0.7
1.5
1.6
0.1
Indiana
0.7
1.1
0.4
1.4
2.1
0.7
0.4
0.6
0.2
Iowa
0.0
0.0
0.0
--
--
--
--
--
--
Kansas
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.8
0.8
0.0
0.2
0.2
0.0
Kentucky
1.0
3.4
2.4
0.3
2.0
1.7
1.1
3.6
2.5
Louisiana
14.9
12.6
-2.3
25.5
18.7
-6.8
12.9
11.4
-1.5
Maine
4.7
4.5
-0.2
5.3
4.9
-0.4
4.6
4.4
-0.2
Maryland
14.9
14.2
-0.7
20.4
20.6
0.2
12.1
12.1
0.0
Massachusetts
0.2
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.5
0.3
0.3
0.2
-0.1
Michigan
0.9
2.2
1.3
0.4
1.9
1.5
1.0
2.2
1.2
Minnesota
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.9
0.6
-0.3
0.4
0.5
0.1
Mississippi
4.8
3.1
-1.7
7.9
4.6
-3.3
4.4
2.5
-1.9
Missouri
3.2
3.2
0.0
7.0
8.1
1.1
2.3
2.0
-0.3
Montana
0.6
1.6
1.0
--
--
--
--
--
--
Nebraska
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.3
0.1
0.3
0.2
-0.1
Nevada
0.0
0.0
0.0
--
--
--
--
--
--
New Hampshire
1.3
0.6
-0.7
1.0
0.8
-0.2
1.4
0.5
-0.9
New Jersey
1.6
3.1
1.5
2.9
4.9
2.0
0.9
1.9
1.0
New Mexico
8.4
8.1
-0.3
15.7
12.6
-3.1
7.0
7.3
0.3
New York
6.2
6.2
0.0
11.7
11.7
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
North Carolina
16.7
15.9
-0.8
19.3
18.5
-0.8
16.3
15.6
-0.7
North Dakota
0.2
2.0
1.8
0.4
3.8
3.4
0.1
1.9
1.8
Ohio
1.9
1.9
0.0
3.0
2.3
-0.7
1.2
1.9
0.7
Oklahoma
0.1
0.0
-0.1
--
--
--
--
--
--
Oregon
1.4
1.9
0.5
1.7
2.5
0.8
1.4
1.7
0.3
Pennsylvania
3.2
4.7
1.5
6.8
6.9
0.1
1.7
3.9
2.2
Rhode Island
0.5
0.6
0.1
0.9
0.9
0.0
0.2
0.4
0.2
South Carolina
8.4
5.1
-3.3
6.4
7.6
1.2
8.6
4.7
-3.9
South Dakota
2.5
3.6
1.1
4.7
8.8
4.1
2.1
2.0
-0.1
Tennessee
3.5
3.2
-0.3
9.3
7.1
-2.2
2.1
2.2
0.1
Texas
12.7
12.8
0.1
14.1
14.1
0.0
12.4
12.5
0.1
Utah
2.3
1.2
-1.1
2.4
2.5
0.1
2.2
1.1
-1.1
Vermont
2.4
3.1
0.7
--
--
--
--
--
--
Virginia
8.0
13.0
5.0
1.3
18.4
17.1
9.4
12.0
2.6
Washington
0.6
0.3
-0.3
0.8
0.5
-0.3
0.6
0.3
-0.3
West Virginia
4.2
9.5
5.3
1.5
7.3
5.8
6.7
13.2
6.5
Wisconsin
1.0
2.2
1.2
2.1
3.9
1.8
0.6
1.4
0.8
Wyoming
0.8
0.6
-0.2
0.5
0.8
0.3
0.9
0.6
-0.3
Guam
4.5
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Puerto Rico
2.2
5.2
3.0
--
--
--
--
--
--
Virgin Islands
83.0
65.0
-18.0
--
--
--
--
--
--
Total (All States)
5.6
5.6
0.0
7.8
7.8
0.0
4.9
5.0
0.1

-- Data not reported

Notes: The number of teachers collected through the Title II survey may not agree with data from other federal data collections. For example, the National Center for Education Statistics collects teacher data in full-time equivalencies through the Common Core of Data, while the Title II survey captures a headcount. The timing of the data collections (fall versus a full-year count) can also produce vastly different teacher counts. The reader should exercise caution when comparing the Title II teacher data with other sources of teacher counts. New York was not able to collect waiver data in 2002; October 2001 data are reported. The percentage of teachers in high-poverty districts on waivers is not available for Montana, Puerto Rico and Vermont. The District of Columbia, Hawaii, and the Virgin Islands are both state education agencies and local education agencies and do not have a poverty designation. For purposes of this appendix, the term "state" refers to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

Source: Title II State Reporting System, 2002-2003

Return to Appendix A of the Secretary's Third Annual Report on Teacher Quality.