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2011-12 Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Brochure, pictures of students rasiing hands Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study (BTLS) Waves 1-3 Preliminary Restricted-Use Data File and Documentation, picture of teacher helping student Beginning Teacher Attrition and Mobility, pictures of teacher and student
The Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study (BTLS) is an important study of a cohort of beginning public school teachers initially interviewed as part of the 200708 Schools and Staffing Survey. The study will create an unfolding "story" by following this cohort of first-year teachers for 5 years.
Although most teacher surveys provide a momentary "snapshot" of the group they are surveying, this longitudinal survey will follow a cohort of teachers over a longer time period. To accomplish this, interviews will take place over the next several years. Over time, this information will provide an in-depth examination of the career development of teachers in this cohort as they continue with teaching or transition into a different career.(Learn More)

Tables by selected teacher and school characteristics

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Average base teaching salary of beginning public school teachers

For school years 200708, 200809, and 200910

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Percentage of beginning public school teachers who renewed their teaching certificate...

Or added a content area, field, or grade levels to their teaching certificate before December 31, 2008, for school year 200910

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Percentage of beginning public school teachers participating in various leadership activities...

At their school, for school years 200708 and 200910