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Classroom Context: Teachers' Highest Degree


As part of the 2011 reading assessment, teachers of fourth- and eighth-graders were asked about the highest academic degree they held. The full text of the question and corresponding data charts and tables are provided below.

What is the highest academic degree you hold?

A. High school diploma
B. Associate's degree/vocational certification
C. Bachelor's degree
D. Master's degree
E. Education specialist or professional diploma based on at least one year's work past master's degree
F. Doctorate
G. Professional degree (e.g., M.D., LL.B., J.D., D.D.S.)

Grade 4
Grade 8

In 2011, forty-seven percent of fourth-graders in the nation had a teacher with a master's degree, which is higher than in 2005 and 2009. Use the drop down menu to view the percentages in your state. Click chart options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.

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