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Welcome to the Educator Supply and Demand Page. This page is an enhancement for the triennial Educator Supply and Demand Report required per School Code [105 ILCS 5/2-3.11c]. The data here addresses the relative supply and demand for education staff in Illinois public schools. The PDF version of the report can be found on the Supply and Demand page.  The data here is sourced from ISBE, the Educator Information System (EIS), Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS), Student Information System (SIS), and the Unfilled Position Survey. Those data collections and surveys collect data from school districts throughout the state on at least an annual basis and much more frequently in some cases.

Specifically, this data provides information on:

  1. the relative supply and demand for teachers, administrators, and other licensed  and non-licensed personnel by field, content area, and levels;
  2. state and regional analyses of fields, content areas, and levels with an over/undersupply of educators; and
  3. projections of likely high/low demand for educators in a manner sufficient to advise the public, individuals, and institutions regarding career opportunities in education.

The Educator Supply and Demand data enhancement below has several pages, Page 1: Supply Indicators, Page 2: Demand Indicators, Page 3: Unfilled Positions. This data enhancement will continually be developed and the data will be updated annually.

 Page 1: Supply Indicators

The Supply Indicators page includes information regarding the Race/Ethnicity of the educator workforce, the age distribution of the educator workforce, the gender distribution of the educator workforce, and educator position categories.

Clicking on the "detail" button will convert the educator positions graph to the Retention table.

Supply, in its broadest sense, includes all educational personnel available to the schools, regardless of whether they are currently employed within the school system. The table below provides information on educator retention, including (1) personnel retained from the previous year, "Retain"; (2) "First Time Employees"; (3) and re-entering personnel, i.e., newly hired educators who had prior experience, "Re-entry".

Yet to come: Future updates will include information on educator licensure and educator pipeline information.

 Page 2: Demand Indicators

The Demand Indicators Tab includes information showing the educator workforce from 2013 through 2017 projected for 2018, 2019, and 2020 and by region.

The filters for race/ethnicity, gender, school year, region, and educator category (Current EIS codes and historical TSR codes) are available.

Demand refers to the need for educational personnel to fill positions. Demand factors include (1) changes in student enrollments and (2) workforce growth.

Yet to come: Future updates will include student enrollment projections and detailed workforce growth projections.

 Page 3: Unfilled Positions

The Unfilled Positions Tab below includes information showing the unfilled positions in the state of Illinois by position, position category, county, and year.

Unfilled Positions are the bottom line in the supply-demand equation because they show where supply has not met demand at the local level — regardless of the number of new teachers produced at the state level.

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