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Title:  Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study Brochure
Description: The Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Survey (BTLS) will continue to follow a sample of public school teachers who were in their first year of teaching in 2007-08. These teachers were first interviewed as part of the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS 2007-08). They were also part of the 2008-09 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS 2008-09), and will be contacted again in 2009-10 as part of a second follow-up. NCES will continue to follow this small subset of the SASS sample (approximately 2,000) for at least a decade. One of the greatest advantages to this study is that we will be able to collect attrition data beyond one-year rates to create an unfolding story. We will not only be able to track teacher mobility and those who leave teaching but also those who return to teaching after a break. This will allow us to make comparisons among current teachers and former teachers and track career and life choices of people who have left teaching. The study will enable us to gain a better understanding of how long beginning teachers stay in teaching, and what factors contribute towards a decision to go, stay, or return.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: January 2010
Web Release: January 11, 2010
Print Release: January 11, 2010
Publication #: NCES 2009343
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Brochure
Survey/Program Areas: Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study (BTLS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Brochure, please contact:
Rachel Hansen.