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Table 1.  Percentage distribution of public school teachers by stayer, mover, and leaver status for selected teacher and school characteristics in the base year: 1991–92, 1994–95, 2000–01, and 2004–05

Teacher or school charac- 
teristic in base year
1991–92   1994–95   2000–01   2004–05
Stayers   Movers   Leavers   Stayers   Movers   Leavers   Stayers   Movers   Leavers   Stayers   Movers   Leavers  
                                                 
Total  87.6   7.3   5.1   86.3   7.2   6.6   84.9   7.7   7.4   83.5   8.1   8.4  
                                                 
Teaching experience                                                 
1–3 years  76.8   14.6   8.5   78.0   13.3   8.7   77.5   13.7   8.7   77.3   14.8   7.9  
4–9 years  84.5   10.1   5.4   83.6   9.5   6.8   82.5   10.7   6.8   80.7   10.5   8.8  
10–19 years  90.8   6.8   2.4   88.6   7.0   4.5   87.2   6.7   6.1   88.8   6.2   5.0  
20 years or more  89.7   3.4   6.9   88.8   3.5   7.7   88.5   3.5   8.0   84.8   4.0   11.3  
                                                 
Age                                                 
Less than 30 years  76.2   14.8   9.0   76.9   13.9   9.2   74.9   15.6   9.5   76.3   14.7   9.0  
30–39 years  85.9   9.9   4.2   84.7   8.5   6.7   85.0   8.5   6.5   84.2   9.0   6.8  
40–49 years  92.5   5.5   2.0   89.9   6.1   3.9   88.8   6.7   4.5   87.6   7.1   5.3  
50 years or more  86.0   4.0   10.0   86.0   4.4   9.5   86.7   3.6   9.8   83.7   4.5   11.8  
                                                 
Sex                                                 
Male  89.1   6.4   4.5   88.2   6.6   5.2   86.7   6.0   7.4   83.9   8.3   7.7  
Female  87.1   7.6   5.3   85.6   7.4   7.1   84.3   8.3   7.4   83.4   8.1   8.6  
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                 
White, non-Hispanic  87.6   7.3   5.1   86.7   6.8   6.5   85.2   7.5   7.4   83.9   7.9   8.2  
Black, non-Hispanic  85.5   8.3   6.1   84.9   8.5   6.6   82.2   8.4   9.4   79.3   9.7   11.0  
Hispanic, single
 or more than
 one race
89.6   6.0   4.4   79.4   11.5   9.1   87.2   6.8   6.0   80.6   10.1   9.3  
Asian, Native
  Hawaiian, or
  Other Pacific
  Islander,
  non-Hispanic
84.7   8.2   7.0 ! 87.8   9.8   2.4   81.4   16.3 ! 2.3   81.8   7.9   10.3 !
American Indian/
 Alaska Native,
 non-Hispanic 
96.3   2.0 ! 1.7   90.0   6.6   3.5   90.7   5.7 ! 3.6 ! 93.1   5.0   1.9  
More than one
 race, non-
 Hispanic1
            80.3   13.1   6.7 ! 88.1   6.6   5.3 !
                                                 
Region                                                 
Northeast  89.2   6.6   4.1   88.7   5.1   6.2   88.5   5.5   6.0   84.2   6.5   9.3  
Midwest  89.7   5.9   4.4   85.3   6.5   8.2   86.6   6.9   6.5   83.7   7.8   8.6  
South  86.1   8.1   5.9   85.1   8.4   6.5   81.8   9.5   8.7   84.1   8.6   7.3  
West  86.0   8.3   5.7   87.3   7.9   4.8   84.8   7.6   7.7   81.3   9.3   9.4  
                                                 
School level                                                 
Elementary  86.6   8.0   5.3   85.4   7.8   6.8   84.7   8.6   6.8   82.8   8.8   8.5  
Secondary  89.5   5.6   4.9   87.5   5.7   6.7   85.2   6.2   8.6   84.6   6.8   8.6  
Combined  83.2   11.5   5.3   87.8   7.0   5.2   87.6   4.8   7.7   85.9   7.8   6.3  
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1The 2000–01 TFS and 2003–04 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. Base year refers to the school year prior to the relevant TFS administration year. 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," 2003–04; Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), "Current and Former Teacher Data Files," 2004–05; Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results from the Teacher Follow-up Survey, 2000–01, U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES 2004–301).


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