The tools and charts below work best on a desktop or laptop…not so well on mobile devices.
The tools allow you to view what proportion of teachers within a district, and within a school, have a certain number of years of teaching experience.
One set of tools allows you to compare the teaching experience among as many as three schools.
The data is taken from the Alabama State Department of Education’s LEAPS report from October 2014. The LEAPS report delineates the years of public school teaching experience for each certified teacher.
These next three tools allow you to compare the level of teacher experience among three separate schools, in three different districts, if desired. The drop-down menus are a bit tricky, but as long as you remember to choose “All” under the “Cost Center/School” menu between choices (to allow the data to re-load), it should work properly.
For this final tool, I grouped the years to allow a simpler visual comparison. This tool works best if you view only a few schools at a time. It is designed to view schools within the same district.
What does this tell you? What questions does it call to mind? What other information might be helpful?
Don’t forget to thank your children’s teachers this week. This thing called public education just wouldn’t be possible without them.