Maryland State

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Per Pupil Staffing
  1. Instructional Staff per 1,000 pupils.
  2. Professional Support Staff per 1,000 pupils.
  3. Instructional Assistants per 1,000 pupils.

All staff are reported in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE) positions. That is, the time required to perform a part-time assignment divided by the time required in a corresponding full-time position.

  1. Instructional Staff perform professional activities related to teaching students either in a classroom setting or other location. Included are classroom, resource, home and hospital teachers.
     
  2. Professional Support Staff provide auxiliary services to students or to the instructional program at the school level. Included are media specialists, guidance counselors, school psychologists, therapists, principals, assistant principals, and administrative assistants.
     
  3. Instructional Assistants assist a teacher with routine activities such as monitoring students, conducting rote exercises, operating equipment, and performing clerical duties. Included are regular program, special education, Title I, and library assistants.
     

The denominator for each category of staff is the September 30 equated enrollment. Half-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are counted as 0.5 in the total enrollment count.

Reported since November 1990: System and State levels.