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Table 2.  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  81.1   6.6   12.3   82.3   5.8   11.9   79.1   8.4   12.5   80.5   5.9   13.6  
                                                 
Teaching experience                                                 
1–3 years  69.0   10.9   20.1   68.7   11.3   20.1   65.9   10.8   23.3   69.8   9.9   20.2  
4–9 years  77.8   7.3   14.9   79.1   8.0   13.0   75.4   11.6   13.0   77.0   6.0   16.9  
10–19 years  86.9   5.8   7.3   89.1   2.6   8.3   87.5   5.9   6.6   86.9   4.8   8.2  
20 years or more  88.5   2.6   8.9   89.7   2.2   8.1   86.4   5.4   8.2   88.1   3.1   8.8  
                                                 
Age                                                 
Less than 30 years  68.7   12.2   19.1   74.2   11.2   14.6   64.4   12.8   22.8   68.1   11.8   20.1  
30–39 years  78.7   7.5   13.7   77.6   7.5   14.9   77.5   8.8   13.7   80.6   5.2   14.2  
40–49 years  87.2   5.2   7.7   87.2   4.1   8.7   83.8   7.7   8.5   84.3   5.0   10.7  
50 years or more  84.1   3.2   12.8   85.8   2.3   11.9   85.6   5.7   8.7   84.7   3.8   11.5 !
                                                 
Sex                                                 
Male  81.6   6.3   12.1   82.1   4.8   13.1   81.1   7.2   11.7   80.5   5.2   14.2  
Female  81.0   6.6   12.3   82.4   6.1   11.6   78.5   8.8   12.8   80.5   6.1   13.4  
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                 
White, non-Hispanic 81.3   6.7   12.0   82.5   5.7   11.7   78.9   8.7   12.4   81.3   5.7   13.0  
Black, non-Hispanic 78.4   2.4 ! 19.3   82.3     12.6   88.7   2.3   9.1   67.8   9.2   23.0 !
Hispanic, single
 or more than
 one race
78.4   9.0   13.6   77.2     14.6   82.0   7.6   10.4   70.3   7.6   22.1  
Asian, Native
 Hawaiian, or
 Other Pacific
 Islander,
 non-Hispanic
85.9   1.9 ! 12.2 ! 79.0     17.5   68.9   4.2   26.9 ! 89.7   2.7   7.6  
American Indian/
 Alaska Native,
 non-Hispanic
83.5     16.5 !     38.5 ! 95.7 ! 4.3 ! #   65.5   18.5 ! 16.0 !
More than one
 race, non-
 Hispanic1
            65.6   7.1 ! 27.3   65.8   13.4 ! 20.8 !
                                                 
Region                                                 
Northeast  83.1   5.4   11.5   84.0   7.1   8.9   79.2   8.8   12.0   82.9   4.8   12.3  
Midwest  83.6   6.7   9.7   84.3   5.9   9.8   79.4   8.4   12.3   80.7   6.9   12.3  
South  77.3   6.7   16.0   81.5   4.1   14.5   78.4   7.7   13.9   78.7   6.3   15.0  
West  81.7   8.1   10.2   78.3   6.7   15.0   79.8   9.2   11.0   79.9   5.7   14.4  
                                                 
School level                                                 
Elementary  81.2   7.4   11.4   83.7   5.8   10.5   78.8   10.2   11.0   79.0   7.6   13.5  
Secondary  84.1   4.9   11.0   83.0   5.5   11.5   82.5   9.0   8.5   87.4   3.2   9.4  
Combined  79.7   6.7   13.6   79.1   6.0   14.9   77.8   5.5   16.7   79.3   5.1   15.6  
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
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), "Private 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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