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Special Analysis 2005

Mobility in the Teacher Workforce

Table SA10. Standard errors for table 4: Number and percentage of 1987–88, 1990–91, 1993–94, and 1999–2000 public and private K–12 teachers who did not teach in the same school the following year, by turnover categories
  1987–88
  1990–91
  1993–94
  1999–2000
Turnover categories Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent

     Total turnover at the end of the year 10,400 0.4   12,700 0.4   13,100 0.4   17,800 0.5
Transfers at the end of the year 9,900 0.4   9,000 0.3   9,300 0.3   13,600 0.4
Leavers 7,400 0.3   9,300 0.3   8,500 0.3   11,300 0.3
  Retired 3,800 0.1   4,100 0.1   3,100 0.1   5,000 0.1
  Took other job 3,700 0.1   4,500 0.2   7,100 0.2   9,100 0.3
  Went back to school 1,100   2,400   1,000   1,800
  Left for family reasons 4,800 0.2   5,100 0.2   4,800 0.2   4,600 0.1
  Other 2,300 0.1   3,100 0.1   4,500 0.2   4,300 0.1

† Not applicable.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), “Current Teacher Questionnaire” and “Former Teacher Questionnaire,” 1988–89, 1991–92, 1994–95, and 2000–2001.