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Teacher Experience Index Calculation Instructions

Instructions for completing the QEIA teacher experience index.

District's Teacher Experience Target

District Teacher Experience Targets

The teacher experience targets have been calculated for each applicable school for districts with schools participating in the Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA).

 

The District Calculation Instructions that describe how the District's Teacher Experience Index is calculated have been moved to the end of this file.

 

Actual teaching experience at the school: "Teacher Experience Status"

  1. Using Professional Assignment Information Form (PAIF) codes, identify all certificated staff with classroom teaching assignments. Individuals with part-time assignments and those with multiple types of assignments, at least one of which is teaching, are included in the calculation. Specifically, the following PAIF assignment codes, which reflect non-classroom assignments, are to be excluded:

Exclude all PAIF assignment codes in which the first of the four digits is"0" (e.g., 0118) and all of the following PAIF assignment codes.

Some PAIF assignment codes were changed for 2008. This table has been updated to reflect those changes.

Asteriks (**) indicate that there are no remaining PAIF codes for this number series.

PAIF Assignment Codes 2008
2199-2999 3009-3020 4299-5999 6001-6099

2199

3009

4299

6001

2299

3020

4499

6002

2359

** 5999

6006

2399

**

**

6010

2459

**

**

6011

2499 ** **

6014

2539 ** **

6017

2549 ** **
6019
2599 ** **
6080
2699 ** ** 6099
2749 ** ** **
2799 ** ** **
2897 ** ** **
2899 ** ** **
2999 ** ** **
  1. For each individual identified, determine the number of years of experience (total, not just in the current district) as reported in PAIF. For this calculation, the maximum number of years of experience to be counted is ten, so for teachers reporting more than ten years of experience, convert their years of experience to ten. Do not adjust the calculation based on whether experience was full-time or part-time, or whether the individual’s assignment was all teaching or a combination teaching/non-teaching assignment. Count each teacher as one teacher for the purposes of this calculation regardless of whether the teaching assignment was part-time or full-time. For teachers with assignments at more than one school, include each teacher in the calculation for the school in which the teacher has the greatest portion of her/his assignment.
  2. Add the calculated number of years of experience of all teachers at the school and divide that total by the number of teachers at the school. The result is the average teaching experience of all teachers at the school.

Comparing the school’s Teacher Experience Status to the district’s "Teacher Experience Target"

  1. Calculate the school's Teacher Experience Status using the instructions above.
  1. Determine the school’s "type" based on API categories of E, M, or H. Calculate the district’s Teacher Experience Target for the school’s "type" for 2005-06, using the instructions above.
  1. Round each of the results from steps 1 and 2 to the nearest tenth, using normal rounding rules (e.g., 2.44 is rounded to 2.4; 2.45 is rounded to 2.5).
  1. Compare the school’s Teacher Experience Status to the district’s Teacher Experience Target for that school type. If the school’s Teacher Experience Status meets or exceeds the district’s Teacher Experience Target for that school type, the school satisfies the QEIA teacher experience requirement.

Analyze average teaching experience specific grades or subjects*

* QEIA requires that the Teacher Experience Index is designed to allow for the calculation of teacher experience at specific grades and subjects for analysis and evaluation purposes. However, specific requirements for schools and districts participating in QEIA pertain only to the comparison of the overall teacher experience average for the QEIA school to the overall teacher experience average for the district in schools of the same type.

Special Circumstances:

District Calculation Instructions

  1. Divide all of the district’s schools into three groups based on their Academic Performance Index (API) School Type Designation (E = Elementary, M = Middle School, H = High School). The District-Level Teacher Experience Index, the “Teacher Experience Target”, is by school type, specifically the designated level E, M, or H.
  1. Using Professional Assignment Information Form (PAIF) codes, identify all certificated staff with classroom teaching assignments in 2005-06. Individuals with part-time assignments and those with multiple types of assignments, at least one of which was teaching, are included in the calculation. Specifically, the following PAIF assignment codes, which reflect non-classroom assignments, are to be excluded:

    Exclude all PAIF assignment codes in which the first of the four digits is "0" (e.g., 0118) and all of the following PAIF assignment codes:

    Asteriks (**) indicate that there are no remaining PAIF codes for this number series.
PAIF Assignment Codes 2005
2199-2999 3002-3012 4099-5999 6001-6099

2199

3002

4099

6001

2299

3003

4199

6002

2359

3004

4299

6006

2399

3005

4399

6010

2459

3006

4499

6011

2499 3007 4699

6014

2539 3008 5999

6017

2549 3009 ** 6019
2599 3010 ** 6099
2699 3011 ** **
2749 3012 ** **
2799 ** ** **
2897 ** ** **
2899 ** ** **
2999 ** ** **

Individuals with assignments in any other code are included in the index. Individuals reporting under more than one assignment code are included if at least one of their assignment codes is not in the list of codes to be excluded.

  1. For each individual identified, determine the number of years of experience (total, not just in the current district) as reported in PAIF in 2005-06. For this calculation, the maximum number of years of experience to be counted is ten, so for teachers reporting more than ten years of experience, convert their years of experience to ten. Do not adjust the calculation based on whether experience was full-time or part-time, or whether the individual's assignment was all teaching or a combination teaching/non-teaching assignment. Count each teacher as one teacher for the purposes of this calculation regardless of whether the teaching assignment was part-time or full-time. For teachers with assignments at more than one school, include each teacher in the calculation for the school in which the teacher has the greatest portion of her/his assignment.
  1. Add the calculated number of years of experience of all teachers in each school type and divide that total by the number of teachers in the group. The result is the average teaching experience of the district’s teachers for that school type. For teachers with assignments across school types (e.g., a teacher with an assignment in both a middle school and a high school) include the teacher in the school type for which the greatest portion of the teacher’s time is assigned.

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