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Table 6.  Percentage of 2004–05 public school teacher stayers, movers, and leavers who had students who participated in a required state or district assessment program in a subject they taught at their 2003–04 base year school, and of those, percentage who strongly or somewhat agreed with various statements about the program
 
Assessment participation and statement  Stayers Movers Leavers
Percentage of teachers with students who participated in a required state or district
  assessment program in a subject they taught in 2003–04 
62.4 63.9 61.3
       
Among teachers whose students participated, percentage who strongly or somewhat agreed
  with various statements 
     
       
I did not receive adequate support in preparing my students for the assessments  36.4 35.8 36.9
       
I believe my students were capable of performing well on the assessments  74.5 68.9 74.9
       
The assessment program influenced the curriculum I taught  84.6 83.5 82.8
       
My students' knowledge and abilities were reflected accurately through their performance
 on assessments 
51.1 48.0 59.1
       
Overall, I was satisfied with the assessment program  40.8 45.9 55.5
NOTE: Stayers are teachers who were teaching in the same school in the current school year as in the base year (2003–04). 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. Respondents were asked about the extent of their agreement with various statements about the state or district assessment program at their base year school. Response choices were based on a 4-point scale, and included the following: "Strongly agree," "Somewhat agree," "Somewhat disagree," and "Strongly disagree."
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), "Current and Former Teacher Data Files," 2004–05.


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