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Table 3. Percentage distribution of public school teachers based on years of teaching experience, average total years of teaching experience, percentage distribution of teachers based on years teaching at current school, and average years teaching at current school, by state: 2011–12


  Years of teaching experience       Years teaching at current school1      
State Less than 4 years   4–9 years   10–14 years   15 or more years   Average years teaching   Less than 4 years   4–9 years   10–14 years   15 or more years   Average years at current school  
United States 11.3   28.6   20.9   39.3   13.8   35.4   31.8   15.8   17.0   8.0  
                                         
Alabama 9.6   27.6   20.5   42.3   14.2   32.2   36.3   13.7   17.8   8.2  
Alaska 18.4   23.1   19.4   39.1   12.8   47.8   25.9   10.7 ! 15.6   6.8  
Arizona 17.8   32.8   19.5   30.0   11.7   47.4   31.9   9.4   11.4   5.8  
Arkansas 15.4   24.5   16.0   44.2   14.8   39.9   26.6   13.9   19.6   8.6  
California 7.6   25.5   26.0   40.9   14.2   30.8   30.3   20.7   18.1   8.5  
                                         
Colorado 12.1   28.4   28.0   31.5   12.3   40.3   35.7   15.2   8.9   6.2  
Connecticut 9.7   27.0   18.2   45.1   15.0   26.5   35.2   17.9   20.4   9.5  
Delaware 18.1   28.2   23.6   30.1   12.2   47.6   32.5   10.2   9.7   5.8  
District of Columbia                    
Florida                    
                                         
Georgia 9.2   30.0   23.6   37.3   13.5   36.6   39.7   14.4   9.3   6.5  
Hawaii                    
Idaho 13.1   25.6   18.8   42.5   14.3   38.5   29.6   13.4   18.6   7.8  
Illinois 10.4   33.1   20.2   36.2   13.3   31.8   35.3   14.2   18.7   8.4  
Indiana 11.2   23.6   22.2   43.0   15.7   35.0   25.6   13.4   25.9   9.8  
                                         
Iowa 9.4   26.0   15.4   49.1   16.0   29.0   29.9   14.3   26.7   10.5  
Kansas 16.0   22.6   14.9   46.5   15.1   36.6   28.4   11.0   24.0   9.0  
Kentucky 13.5   26.1   23.1   37.3   13.0   36.0   30.8   18.1   15.2   7.6  
Louisiana 14.5   24.3   20.1   41.0   14.2   43.4   30.5   11.3   14.8   6.7  
Maine 6.0   20.9   21.2   51.9   17.0   26.9   24.0   19.0   30.1   11.2  
                                         
Maryland                    
Massachusetts 12.4   28.6   24.4   34.6   13.0   35.7   29.6   19.1   15.7   7.7  
Michigan 7.3   26.3   24.8   41.5   14.1   29.2   27.8   21.2   21.8   9.2  
Minnesota 9.7   22.2   20.9   47.2   15.0   35.9   23.3   18.9   21.9   8.9  
Mississippi 17.3   34.0   16.7   32.0   12.1   43.3   33.3   11.5   12.0   6.5  
                                         
Missouri 14.6   29.5   21.9   33.9   12.8   37.3   31.6   17.6   13.5   7.3  
Montana 10.7   25.6   17.3   46.3   15.6   35.2   25.3   13.0   26.4   9.7  
Nebraska 12.5   23.0   15.8   48.7   15.8   35.7   27.3   15.8   21.2   9.1  
Nevada 7.7   36.7   18.4   37.2   13.0   41.8   39.6   12.9   5.7 ! 5.6  
New Hampshire 7.6   28.5   21.0   43.0   15.7   23.0   33.2   17.1   26.7   10.7  
                                         
New Jersey 9.4   30.3   22.4   37.9   13.7   25.9   33.0   22.0   19.0   9.1  
New Mexico 10.2   27.5   22.9   39.4   13.7   41.3   32.5   16.4   9.8   6.5  
New York 6.8   26.7   25.0   41.5   14.1   26.3   32.8   18.2   22.6   9.4  
North Carolina 11.7   31.4   20.4   36.4   13.0   41.7   32.5   14.6   11.1   6.4  
North Dakota 14.1   20.4   10.1   55.4   16.5   32.3   23.9   13.3   30.4   10.6  
                                         
Ohio 9.5   24.6   22.8   43.2   14.6   31.5   27.7   20.5   20.3   9.1  
Oklahoma 11.5   25.1   20.2   43.2   14.2   38.7   24.4   14.0   23.0   8.8  
Oregon 7.7   29.2   21.7   41.4   14.3   33.9   33.2   17.7   15.2   7.7  
Pennsylvania 7.8   32.3   20.3   39.5   14.0   30.0   33.7   16.9   19.5   9.0  
Rhode Island                    
                                         
South Carolina 13.7   24.6   18.0   43.7   15.0   42.7   29.4   14.6   13.3   7.1  
South Dakota 13.3   19.0   16.0   51.7   16.6   29.9   24.3   14.2   31.6   11.2  
Tennessee 16.6   27.2   16.7   39.4   13.5   39.8   25.6   16.8   17.8   7.9  
Texas 14.6   33.4   17.5   34.4   12.6   42.9   33.7   10.9   12.6   6.5  
Utah 16.1   34.6   12.8   36.5   12.3   46.0   29.4   9.7   15.0   6.9  
                                         
Vermont 8.7   19.7   19.0   52.5   16.9   25.4   23.2   20.5   30.9   11.6  
Virginia 11.0   27.7   20.3   41.1   14.5   36.3   32.2   17.5   14.0   7.5  
Washington 6.9   25.9   19.7   47.5   15.5   30.0   28.5   17.2   24.3   9.2  
West Virginia 15.6   24.7   16.6   43.0   14.4   45.6   25.3   12.2   16.9   7.6  
Wisconsin 11.8   21.0   21.3   45.9   14.5   34.8   28.2   16.4   20.6   8.3  
Wyoming 9.4   22.2   16.5   51.9   16.7   36.5   28.3   13.1   22.1   8.7  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
1 Based on the school year the teacher started teaching at the current school. Caution should be used in comparing to the 2007–08 survey results because 2007–08 teachers were instructed, "If you had a break in service of one year or more, please report the year that you returned to this school," whereas no such instruction was given in the 2011–12 survey.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2011–12.


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