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Table 4. Percentage distribution of public school teacher movers who changed schools involuntarily or who rated various reasons as the most important in their decision to move from their base year school: 2011-12 through 2012-13

Reason for moving Percent  
Changed schools involuntarily 30.3  
Voluntary reasons for moving    
Personal life factors 22.7  
Assignment and classroom factors 4.6  
Salary and other job benefits 3.5 !
School factors 22.6  
Student performance factors 0.6 !
Other factors 15.8  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
NOTE: "Movers" are teachers who were still teaching in the current school year, but had moved to a different school after the base year (2011-12). Respondents were asked to choose, from various reasons, the most important reason in their decision to move from their base year (2011-12) school. "Changed schools involuntarily" includes contract not renewed, laid off, and school closed or merged. "Other factors" includes teachers who did not indicate their most important reason for moving. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), "Current Teacher Data File," 2012-13.