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Study Report

Study Number: QE-019-002-1-1-United States-NCES-1988

Subject Area: Education Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Teacher followup survey, 1988-1989 [public and private schools].  [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].

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This is a follow up survey updating data on teacher career patterns and plans from the 1987-88 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). The Teacher Followup Survey is the fifth component of SASS and was conducted one year after the base-year data collection. The other four components of SASS are the Teacher Demand and Shortage Survey, School Administrator Survey, School Survey, and Teacher Survey. The 1987-88 SASS Teacher sample is a nationally representative sample of public and private school teachers in the United States and is state representative in the public sector. The Teacher Followup Survey is a subsample of teachers in the profession during school year 1987-88. The subsample has two parts, "leavers" and "stayers." The Teacher Followup Survey is a followup of the teachers in the 1987-88 SASS Teacher Sample who left the teaching profession between school years 1987-88 and 1988-89 ("leavers") and a subsample of those who remained in the teaching profession ("stayers"). The major objectives of the Teacher Followup Survey are: 1) to determine the attrition rate for teachers; that is, the percent of teachers who left the teaching profession between school years 1987-88 and 1988-89; 2) to determine the characteristics of those who stay in the teaching profession and those who leave; 3) to obtain major activity/occupation data for those who leave the teaching profession and career patterns for those who remain in the profession; 4) to obtain data on educational activities and future plans; and 5) to obtain data on attitudes about the teaching profession and job satisfaction. Survey data collected in the 1987-88 Schools and Staffing Survey are included as classifying variables for analysis of the Teacher Followup Survey data. In addition to data related to "stayers" and "leavers," data related to "movers" will also be analyzed. "Movers" are those teachers who have remained in the teaching profession, but have moved to different schools. One of the major objectives of the Schools and Staffing Surveys is to collect national data (and state data in the public sector) for estimating teacher turnover and for understanding attrition patterns. The Teacher Followup Survey is designed to be used in conjunction with the other Schools and Staffing Surveys to model the attrition behavior of public and private school teachers.

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