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Understanding Hawaii Teacher Shortages
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Understanding Teacher Shortages

A State-by-State Analysis of the Factors Influencing Teacher Supply, Demand, and Equity

From the Learning Policy Institute, September 15, 2016

This map highlights a number of key factors that reflect and influence teacher supply and attrition and signal whether states are likely to have an adequate supply of qualified teachers to fill their classrooms. Based on these data—which treat compensation, teacher turnover, working conditions, and qualifications—each state is assigned a “teaching attractiveness rating,” indicating how supportive it appears to be of teacher recruitment and retention and a “teacher equity rating,” indicating the extent to which students, in particular students of color, are assigned uncertified or inexperienced teachers. Ratings are on a 1-5 scale, with 1 (the lightest color) being the least desirable and 5 (the darkest color) being the most desirable.

PDF: Hawaii Results  

Teaching Attractiveness Rating 2.75
Indicator HI US Average
Compensation Rating 4.5  
Starting Salary $41,027 $36,141
Wage Competitiveness 77 74
Working Conditions Rating 3.3  
Pupil-Teacher Ratio 16:01 16:01
Classroom Autonomy 81% 77%
Collegiality Within School n/a 38%
Testing-Related Job Insecurity n/a 12%
Administrative Support 51% 48%
Teacher Qualifications Rating 1  
% Inexperienced Teachers 15.30% 12.60%
% Uncertified Teachers 3.58% 1.89%
Teacher Turnover Rating 1  
Left Profession n/a 7.70%
Left School or Profession 20.50% 14.20%
Plans to Leave Teaching n/a 6.60%
Teacher Equity Rating 2.7
Ratio of Uncertified Teachers in High- vs. Low-Minority Schools 1.23 : 1 4.05 : 1
% Uncertified Teachers in Low-Minority Schools 4.09% 0.88%
% Uncertified Teachers in High-Minority Schools 5.03% 3.56%
Ratio of Inexperienced Teachers in High- vs. Low-Minority Schools 0.91 : 1 1.67 : 1
% Inexperienced Teachers in Low-Minority Schools 15.58% 9.90%
% Inexperienced Teachers in High-Minority Schools 14.22% 16.56%
% Teachers of color 68% 18%

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