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Classroom Context: Teachers' Highest Degree


As part of the 2011 mathematics 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's 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-eight percent of fourth-graders in large city schools had a teacher with a master's degree, which is higher than in 2005. Use the drop down menu to view the percentages in participating districts. Click Chart Options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.

Beginning in 2009, results for charter schools are excluded from the TUDA results if they are not included in the school district’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report to the U.S. Department of Education.

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