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Figure 4: Percent change in the number of teachers receiving initial certification: 1999-2000 to 2001-2002

Percent change in the number of teachers receiving initial certification: 1999-2000 to 2001-2002; see below for description

Figure 4: Percent change in the number of teachers receiving initial certification, 1999-2000 to 2001-2002

This bar graph shows the percent change in the number of teachers receiving initial certification from 1999-2000 to 2001-2002 in 50 of the states and U.S. territories. Thirty-four states reported an increase in the number of teachers receiving initial certification, while 16 states reported a decrease. North Carolina reported the largest increase, and Connecticut reported the largest decrease in the number of teachers receiving initial certification. The percent change for each state are provided in order of largest decrease to largest increase

State Percent Change
Connecticut -53.64%
South Carolina -50.19%
Oklahoma -40.01%
Delaware -38.31%
Massachusetts -32.57%
Utah -30.23%
Colorado -30.04%
Iowa -27.95%
North Dakota -21.55%
Arkansas -16.23%
Florida -15.29%
Alaska -9.45%
Nevada -8.29%
Maryland -3.93%
New Hampshire -3.86%
Kansas -3.76%
Minnesota - 0.62%
New York - 0.72%
Illinois - 1.17%
Georgia - 1.22%
Wyoming - 1.40%
Kentucky - 2.27%
New Mexico - 3.56%
Alabama - 4.27%
Ohio - 5.33%
Wisconsin - 8.03%
Idaho - 8.29%
Puerto Rico -9.92%
Missouri -10.06%
Washington -10.43%
Louisiana -10.60%
Virginia - 18.26%
Texas - 20.60%
District of Columbia - 21.24%
West Virginia - 21.41%
Arizona - 24.33%
Indiana - 26.22%
Hawaii - 29.94%
Maine - 30.07%
Pennsylvania - 33.29%
California - 33.51%
Nebraska - 38.41%
Michigan - 38.45%
South Dakota - 41.35%
Tennessee - 49.82%
Oregon - 51.45%
Mississippi - 54.38%
Rhode Island - 82.68%
New Jersey - 94.94%
North Carolina - 103.31%

A footnote explains that due to first-year implementation issues, the percent change for Oregon, Arizona, and Puerto Rico are calculated using 2002 and 2003 data.

Notes for Figure 4 explain that Guam, Montana, Vermont and the Virgin Islands did not report initial certification data for two or more years and are not shown. For purposes of this figure, the term "state" refers to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories.

The source for the bar graph in Figure 4 is the Title II State Reporting System, 2001-2003.

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