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Table 3.  Percentage distribution of 2007–08 beginning public school teachers who were teaching in 2008–09 by teacher status and selected 2008–09 teacher and school characteristics: 2009–10
Selected teacher or school characteristic in 2008–09 Total 2009–10 teacher status
Current Former
Total 100.0 94.2 5.8
Base salary
Less than $40,000 100.0 93.2 6.8
$40,000 or more 100.0 95.6 4.4!
Teaching status
Full time 100.0 94.2 5.8
Part time 100.0 90.5
Assigned a mentor in 2008–09
Yes 100.0 92.9 7.1
No 100.0 94.8 5.2
Class organization
Departmentalized instruction 100.0 92.2 7.8
Elementary subject specialist 100.0 98.0
Self-contained class 100.0 96.2 3.8!
Team teaching 100.0 99.2
"Pull-out" class or "push-in" instruction 100.0 95.8
Community type1
City/suburban 100.0 94.2 5.8!
Town/rural 100.0 94.2 5.8
Percent of K–12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches1
Less than 50 percent 100.0 96.9 3.1
50 percent or more 100.0 93.0 7.0
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program 100.0 75.1
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's values.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Cases with missing data are not included in the analysis.
NOTE: These estimates include those who provided 2008–09 data during the 2009–10 data collection. These estimates do not include those who status was not known in 2008–09 or 2009–10. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study (BTLS), "First Through Third Wave Preliminary Data File," 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10.


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