ERIC Number: ED466074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-21
Special Education Personnel Attrition in Kansas for the School Years of 2000-01 to 2001-02.
This report contains data on three facets of special education attrition in Kansas. First, the report documents attrition information for special education personnel who were employed during the 2000-2001 school year (SY) but who did not return to a special education position in Kansas for the 2001-02 SY. Second, attrition rates for special education personnel within each district that employed 10 or more special education personnel for 2000-01 were calculated. Third, those personnel who stayed in special education but moved to a different district in Kansas were identified. Sixteen tables provide an historical and current perspective on the employment and attrition of special education personnel in Kansas. This report summarizes attrition data beginning in 1976-1977 through the 2001-02 SY. Results from the data indicate more personnel were employed in special education during the 2000-01 SY than at any previous time. From the 7,618 personnel employed during 2000-01 SY, 844 personnel did not return to special education for the 2001-02 SY, for an attrition rate of 11.1 percent. For the individual school districts, attrition rates ranged from 30 to zero percent. In addition to the 844 personnel who left, 263 personnel stayed in special education but moved to different districts. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Trends, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Tables (Data), Teacher Burnout, Teacher Employment, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Retirement, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
Authoring Institution: Emporia State Univ., KS.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas