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Table 3.7. Requirements for participation in state-funded induction programs and mentoring programs for beginning teachers, whether standards exist for mentors, or reduced-workload policies for first-year teachers, by state: 2011–12

 
State All new teachers are required to participate in a state-funded induction program All new teachers are required to participate in a state-funded mentoring program State has standards for selecting, training, and/or matching mentors State has a reduced-workload policy for first-year teachers
United States1 14 16 13 3
         
Alabama No No No No
Alaska No No No No
Arizona No No No No
Arkansas Yes Yes Yes No
California No Yes Yes No
         
Colorado No No No No
Connecticut Yes Yes Yes No
Delaware No Yes Yes No
District of Columbia No No No No
Florida No No No No
         
Georgia No No No No
Hawaii No No No No
Idaho No No No No
Illinois No No No No
Indiana No No No No
         
Iowa Yes Yes Yes No
Kansas No No No No
Kentucky Yes Yes Yes No
Louisiana No No No No
Maine No No No No
         
Maryland Yes Yes Yes Yes
Massachusetts Yes Yes Yes No
Michigan Yes Yes No No
Minnesota No No No No
Mississippi No No No No
         
Missouri No No No No
Montana No No No No
Nebraska No No No No
Nevada No No No No
New Hampshire No No No No
         
New Jersey No No No No
New Mexico Yes Yes No No
New York No No No No
North Carolina Yes No No Yes
North Dakota No No No No
         
Ohio Yes Yes Yes No
Oklahoma No No No No
Oregon No No No No
Pennsylvania Yes Yes No No
Rhode Island No No No No
         
South Carolina Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Dakota No No No No
Tennessee No No No No
Texas No No No No
Utah No No No No
         
Vermont No No No No
Virginia No Yes Yes No
Washington No No No No
West Virginia Yes Yes Yes No
Wisconsin Yes Yes Yes No
Wyoming No No No No
1 National total reflects the number of "Yes" responses for each column.
SOURCE: Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge, Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, Education Week, 2012. Data Source
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