Description and employment criteria of instructional paraprofessionals

Hampden-Thompson, Gillian, Diehl, Juliet and Kinukawa, A (2007) Description and employment criteria of instructional paraprofessionals. Project Report. U.S. Government Printing Office.

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Abstract

This Issue Brief (1) offers a descriptive portrait of the distribution of instructional paraprofessionals in all public elementary and secondary schools by instructional responsibility and selected school characteristics and (2) examines the educational attainment criteria used by school districts in hiring these paraprofessionals. Data for this analysis were drawn from the 2003–04 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). The findings from this analysis indicate that 91 percent of public elementary and secondary schools in the United States had at least one instructional paraprofessional on staff in 2003–04. A greater percentage of traditional public schools than charter schools had instructional paraprofessionals and a greater percentage of elementary schools than secondary schools report having instructional paraprofessionals. Overall, 93 percent of schools were in districts that required paraprofessionals to have a high school diploma or the equivalent. The results also indicate that a greater percentage of Title I schools than non-Title I schools were in districts that required instructional paraprofessionals to have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education
Depositing User: Daniel Hobbs
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 16:55
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2014 11:12
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51445
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