Number of the Day: 86.8%

July 22, 2013 | Number of The Day
High school teachers

New Jersey has one of the highest rates of high school teachers who majored in the same assignment area that they now teach, at 86.8 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It’s certainly not the highest (Wisconsin has 93.1 percent), but it ranks in the top third of states. States such as California, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida are all ranked in the bottom third.
What’s more, 80.9 percent of New Jersey’s high school teachers have received certification in their assignment area, in their subject area, and at the secondary level.