the The Education Trust
In America's secondary schools, low-income students and students of color are about twice as likely as other students to be enrolled in core academic classes taught by out-of-field teachers, according to a report released by The Education Trust. While out-of-field teaching is particularly acute in mathematics and in high-poverty and high-minority schools, the problem is pervasive. Nationwide, more than 17 percent of all core academic courses (English, math, social studies, and science) in grades 7-12 are taught by an out-of-field teacher. In the middle grades alone, the rate jumps to 40 percent.
R. Ingersoll, Core Problems: Out-of-Field Teaching Persists in Key Academic Courses and High-Poverty Schools (The Education Trust, 2008), <https://edtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/SASSreportCoreProblem.pdf>.
Ingersoll, R. (2008). Core Problems: Out-of-Field Teaching Persists in Key Academic Courses and High-Poverty Schools. Retrieved December 9, 2022, from The Education Trust: https://edtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/SASSreportCoreProblem.pdf
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