Teachers and building administrators are needed for student success. Studies show that teachers and building leaders influence student achievement more than other school factors. Below is information about the experiences of current teachers and leaders. The tables show the number and percent of

inexperienced teachers any teacher who has zero to three years of prior experience working in a public school
teachers using emergency or preliminary certificates any teacher using a certificate that allows them to teach in their assignment while pursuing the remaining requirements for full RI certification
teachers working out of field any teachers who does not hold the appropriate Initial, Professional, or Advanced Certificate for his/her assignment
, and
inexperienced building administrators any school administrator who has zero to three years of prior working experienced as a building administrator in a public school