Addressing teacher shortages has been a persistent concern among leaders in schools, districts, state education agencies, and the federal government. This report describes an approach to identifying patterns of teacher shortages that was collaboratively developed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Regional Educational Laboratory Central. The approach is implemented using widely available software. It can be adopted or adapted by education agencies that wish to understand and predict teacher shortages, including shortage trends in content and certification areas, in their own contexts. Education agencies may also use teacher shortage predictions to inform efforts to address inequities in students' access to excellent educators.
ERIC DescriptorsComputer Software, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Use, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Prediction, Public Agencies, State Departments of Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis, Equity
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Tool | Publication
Date: January 2020