Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The movement of educators within and across three Midwest Region states

REL Midwest conducted a study on the mobility of teachers and administrators in public schools within and across Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The study examined one- and five-year mobility rates for teachers and administrators and whether the rates were statistically related to educator and school characteristics.

The study found that an average of 6.8–9.3 percent of teachers and administrators moved to a different school in the same state each year. However, the average annual movement of educators between the three states was less than 0.1 percent of the workforce over six years. Teachers were more likely to move to another school if they had less teaching experience, were in an urban school, or taught in a school with lower average academic performance, fewer students, or more economically disadvantaged students.

Read the report, as well as individual reports for each state, at: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=387

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