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NCTQ has made some big changes to our TR3 database, where you can compare the local policies and state laws governing teachers in over 100 school districts in the United States.  This database allows you to compare districts on almost any factor that affects teachers.

We've pulled this data from state laws, teachers' contracts, school board policies, school calendars, salary schedules, and teacher evaluation handbooks and more. We've sorted through thousands of documents so you don't have to.
The upgrades we've made to TR3 make it easier for users to compare data from different districts.  Visitors to the TR3 database can now:

  • Sort 100+ districts by state, student enrollment, and percent free/reduced lunch population.  This change means you can see how often teachers are evaluated in Cleveland, for example, compared with teachers in similarly sized districts such as Omaha and Wichita. 
  • Select sub-groups of districts to compare.  If you only want to compare first-year teacher salaries in New York City to those in other large, high-poverty districts, you can restrict your search to the ten largest districts in the nation that also have free/reduced lunch populations over 75 percent. 
  • Keep track of the data you want to view.  As you scroll through our 250+ data points and check off the ones that address your own questions — say, number of professional development days, layoff procedures, and sick leave allotments — TR3 will keep a running list of the data you've selected on the side of your screen.
  • Export all the data we have for all TR3 districts. This change, a feature requested by researchers, will allow you to generate an admittedly massive spreadsheet that lists answers to our 250+ data points for every single one of the 100 TR3 districts.  Citations will be included.

Let us know what you think.  You can send feedback to our TR3 manager at gmoored@nctq.org.

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