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Study Report

Study Number: QE-019-007-1-1-United States-NCES-1994

Subject Area: Education Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Teacher followup survey, 1994-1995.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 6/23/2003

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This TFS 1994-1995 has an Electronic Codebook (ECB) interface which allows users to view and select variables and generate SPSS or SAS statements files and codebook files. This copy is a duplicate copy of a NCES CD (ED 1.334/2:SCH 6/CD) borrowed from the Wisconsin State Historical Society Library. There is additional information about warning and notes issued by NCES. To view the questionnaire items of TFS 94-95 study, visit NCES Item Bank site.

Run the Setup from the CD-ROM and install the ECB program to D:\SASS_TFS on the public-use PCs; download an ECB patch file, ECB in Windows from NCES web site; permission for dplsguest should be set to full control. 9/06 Program is installed on Ketchup and Mustard. 7/09 Beer and Wine replaced Ketchup and Mustard. 5/14 An ISO image was created on the network drive for this CD-Rom.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: Machine-readable document files and a hardcopy user's guide with various printed document files. This hardcopy document is shared by studieds, QE-019-001-2-1, QE-019-002-2-1, QE-019-004-2-1, QE-019-005-2-1, and QE-019-006-1-1.

Abstract: The Teacher Followup Survey (TFS), 1994-1995 is a one-year followup of a sample of teachers who were originally selected for the Teacher Questionnaire in the SASS, 1987-1988. These surveys are designed to collect data on stayers, teachers who remain teaching at the same school from year to year; movers, teachers who move from one school to another; and leavers, teachers who left the profession between one school year and the next. Within this data, there are some questions that are drawn directly from the previous year's SASS. These data are termed 'base year' because the SASS sample is the base for the teachers who are selected for the TFS Questionnaire. Base year characteristics include personal and professional descriptors of the teacher (age, gender, race, field of teaching assignment), as well as characteristics of the school in which the teacher worked the previous year (public or private school, region, locale). Since the TFS sample was drawn from the original SASS sample, the records for each teacher contain both the original teacher questionnaire questions and responses from SASS, as well as the TFS questions and responses.

Data from the TFS can be used to compare public and private teachers' job satisfaction, as well as movement within and out of the teaching profession. For example: How do teachers who remain teaching at the same school from year to year (stayers) compare with those who don't? How many teachers move from one school to another (movers)? What percentage of teachers are leaving the profession between one year and the next (leavers)? For teachers who leave the profession, TFS asks about their occupational status (working, retired, or caring for family members?) or whether they are seeking further education, and reasons for leaving teaching, as well as recommendations for how schools might retain teachers. Those who remain in teaching are asked about changes in teaching assignment, opinions about retaining teachers, and retirement plans. Both current and former teachers are asked for their current family income. Teachers who move from one school to another are asked to describe the type of school to which they moved.

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