The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) was conducted by NCES seven times between 1987 through 2011. SASS was an integrated study public and private school districts, schools, principals, and teachers designed to provide descriptive data on the context of elementary and secondary education. SASS covered a wide range of topics from teacher demand, teacher and principal characteristics, general conditions in schools, principals' and teachers' perceptions of school climate and problems in their schools, teacher compensation, district hiring and retention practices, to basic characteristics of the student population. After 2010–11, NCES redesigned SASS and named it the National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) to reflect the redesigned study's focus on the teacher and principal labor market and on the state of K-12 school staff. NCES first conducted NTPS in 2015–16. (Learn more about NTPS here.)
Schools & Staffing Survey (SASS)
Surveys concerning schools and school personnel.
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Teacher Follow-Up Survey (TFS)
Determine how many teachers remained at the same school, moved schools, or left teaching the year after the SASS administration.
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Principal Follow-Up Survey (PFS)
Provides attrition rates for principals in K-12 public, private, and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools.
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