PEDAR: Executive Summary Attrition of New Teachers Among Recent College Grads
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1 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) data from 1994–95 indicate that about 8 percent of teachers who had taught less than 4 years left the profession since the previous school year, and that about 7 percent of teachers with 4 to 9 years of experience did so (Whitener et al. 1997). In contrast, between 4 and 5 percent of teachers with 10 to 24 years of experience left between 1993–94 and 1994–95. Other SASS estimates indicate that approximately 30 percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first 5 years of entry (Ingersoll as cited in Archer 1999). (return to text)

2 Graduates who were primarily working were working for pay full time or part time, but they were working more than they were studying. This category includes graduates who were working full time and either not enrolled or enrolled part time and graduates who were working part time and not en-rolled. (return to text)