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updated: 10/31/2013 12:24 PM

Teacher, administrator data not ready until January

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One segment of information usually included in the state report cards -- demographic and salary data of teachers and administrators -- is not yet available.

Standardized test scores, class size data, student demographics and financial details were released today.

But information about teachers and administrators may not be ready until January, according to the Illinois State Board of Education.

State board officials say a switch to a new data collection mechanism this year involved gathering data on which grades and subjects are taught, and that has delayed the review and release of the information about teachers and administrators.

State education board spokeswoman Mary Fergus said staff members are busy reviewing the data and making sure it is good quality before releasing it to the public through interactive report cards and at-a-glance fact sheets at illinoisreportcard.com.

For each school district and the state as a whole, the teacher/administrator data set includes racial and ethnic demographics, percentages of male and female teachers, average number of full-time equivalent teaching positions and average years' experience among teachers.

It lists student-to-teacher ratios, student-to-certified staff ratios and student-to-administrator ratios and gives the percentages of teachers in each district and across the state with bachelor's degrees or master's degrees.

The data also include average teacher and administrator salaries.

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