Journal of Economics and Statistical Research

Texas School Social Workers: Who And Where Are They?

Abstract

School social workers have a long history in American education and much research is needed to better understand their role and impact in schools. Texas schools employ one of the highest numbers of school social workers in the country, but there is also little to no research related to their demographics, working conditions, or effectiveness. Only one recent study on Texas school social workers was found in the research literature.

This report analyzes Texas state reports, available to the public on the internet or by specific request from the Texas Education Agency, to develop a descriptive and exploratory overview of school social work implementation in Texas. The purpose of the report is to support increased understanding of Texas school social workers and incite further and deeper research into their work and success.