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ERIC Number: ED513944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Estimating Cause: Teacher Turnover and School Effectiveness in Michigan
Keesler, Venessa; Schneider, Barbara
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
The purpose of this paper is investigate issues related to within-school teacher supply and school-specific teacher turnover within the state of Michigan using state administrative data on Michigan's teaching force. This paper 1) investigates the key predictors of teacher turnover and mobility, 2) develops a profile of schools that are likely to experience higher rates of teacher turnover, and most importantly, 3) investigates the effect of high teacher turnover as measured by student achievement and school AYP status. Using propensity scores, this analysis seeks to isolate the potential treatment effect of lowering teacher turnover in schools that are plagued by high teacher turnover levels. Teacher supply is defined here as specifically the within-school number of FTEs in each subject area in a given year. Teacher turnover, or "churn," is the rate at which teachers leave each school, but does not reference whether or not teachers leave the profession. Teacher attrition and retention refers to teachers leaving the teaching profession, or "stopping out" and returning at a later point. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)
Identifiers - Location: Michigan