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Percentage distribution of public school teachers by stayer, mover, and leaver status for selected teacher and school characteristics in the base year: 1994–95, 2000–01, 2004–05, and 2008–09
 
Teacher or school characteristic in base year1 1994–95 2000–01 2004–05 2008–09
Stayers   Movers   Leavers   Stayers   Movers   Leavers   Stayers   Movers   Leavers   Stayers   Movers   Leavers
Total 86.3   7.2   6.6   84.9   7.7   7.4   83.5   8.1   8.4   84.5   7.6   8.0  
                                                 
Teaching experience2                                                 
1–3 years  78.0   13.3   8.7   77.5   13.7   8.7   77.3   14.8   7.9   76.2   14.1   9.7  
4–9 years  83.6   9.5   6.8   82.5   10.7   6.8   80.7   10.5   8.8   83.4   8.6   7.9  
10–19 years  88.6   7.0   4.5   87.2   6.7   6.1   88.8   6.2   5.0   90.4   5.2   4.4  
20 years or more  88.8   3.5   7.7   88.5   3.5   8.0   84.8   4.0   11.3   84.0   5.2   10.8  
                                                 
Age                                                 
Less than 30 years  76.9   13.9   9.2   74.9   15.6   9.5   76.3   14.7   9.0   76.1   14.7   9.2  
30–39 years  84.7   8.5   6.7   85.0   8.5   6.5   84.2   9.0   6.8   84.4   7.3   8.4  
40–49 years  89.9   6.1   3.9   88.8   6.7   4.5   87.6   7.1   5.3   89.6   6.6   3.9  
50 years or more  86.0   4.4   9.5   86.7   3.6   9.8   83.7   4.5   11.8   85.1   4.9   10.0  
                                                 
Sex                                                 
Male  88.2   6.6   5.2   86.7   6.0   7.4   83.9   8.3   7.7   84.4   7.8   7.9  
Female  85.6   7.4   7.1   84.3   8.3   7.4   83.4   8.1   8.6   84.5   7.5   8.0  
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                 
White, non-Hispanic  86.7   6.8   6.5   85.2   7.5   7.4   83.9   7.9   8.2   85.0   7.0   8.0  
Black, non-Hispanic  84.9   8.5   6.6   82.2   8.4   9.4   79.3   9.7   11.0   80.5   10.4   9.0  
Hispanic, regardless of race  79.4   11.5   9.1   87.2   6.8   6.0   80.6   10.1   9.3   83.8   10.7   5.6 !
Asian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic  87.8   9.8   2.4   81.4   16.3 ! 2.3   81.8   7.9   10.3 ! 80.1     8.0 !
American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 90.0   6.6   3.5   90.7   5.7 ! 3.6 ! 93.1   5.0   1.9   82.5 !    
Two or more races, non-Hispanic3        80.3   13.1   6.7 ! 88.1   6.6   5.3 ! 82.5      
                                                 
Region                                                 
Northeast  88.7   5.1   6.2   88.5   5.5   6.0   84.2   6.5   9.3   86.2   4.9   8.9  
Midwest  85.3   6.5   8.2   86.6   6.9   6.5   83.7   7.8   8.6   87.3   6.4   6.4  
South  85.1   8.4   6.5   81.8   9.5   8.7   84.1   8.6   7.3   82.0   9.1   8.9  
West  87.3   7.9   4.8   84.8   7.6   7.7   81.3   9.3   9.4   84.3   8.4   7.3  
                                                 
School level                                                 
Elementary  85.4   7.8   6.8   84.7   8.6   6.8   82.8   8.8   8.5   84.8   7.7   7.5  
Secondary  87.5   5.7   6.7   85.2   6.2   8.6   84.6   6.8   8.6   84.1   7.1   8.8  
Combined  87.8   7.0   5.2   87.6   4.8   7.7   85.9   7.8   6.3   81.4   9.3   9.3 !
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Base year refers to the school year prior to the relevant TFS administration year.
2 Teaching experience includes total years of full-time and part-time teaching experience.
3 The 2000–01 TFS, 2003–04 SASS, and 2007–08 SASS allowed respondents to mark multiple race categories. Data presented for the 2000–01 TFS administration's race/ethnicity categories are different from the data presented in Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results from the Teacher Follow-up Survey, 2000–01 (NCES 2004-301). This table presents the multiple response race/ethnicity data as reported in the 2000–01 TFS questionnaires (rather than the mutually exclusive categories offered in the 1999–2000 SASS teacher questionnaires).
NOTE: "Stayers" are teachers who were teaching in the same school in the current school year as in the base year. "Movers" are teachers who were still teaching in the current school year but had moved to a different school after the base year. "Leavers" are teachers who left the teaching profession after the base year. 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, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data Files," 1993–94, 1999–2000, 2003–04, and 2007–08; Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), "Current and Former Teacher Data Files," 1994–95, 2000–01, 2004–05, and 2008–09.


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