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ERIC Number: ED545819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Pages: 216
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
1988-89 Teacher Followup Survey: Data File User's Manual. NCES 92-058
Faupel, Elizabeth; Bobbitt, Sharon; Friedrichs, Kathryn
National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) sponsored the 1988-89 Teacher Followup Survey (TFS), conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, to update data on teacher career patterns and plans. This survey is a followup of the 1987-88 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) teacher sample. Data from previous surveys have been used by Congress, state education departments, federal agencies, private school associations, teacher associations, and educational organizations. The Teacher Followup Survey is the fifth component of the SASS and was conducted 1 year after the base-year data collection. The other four components of SASS are the Teacher Demand and Shortage Survey, School Administrator Survey, School Survey, and Teacher Survey. The 1987-88 SASS teacher sample is a nationally representative sample of public and private school teachers in the United States and is state representative in the public sector. The Teacher Followup Survey is a subsample of teachers in the profession during school year 1987-88. The subsample has two parts, "leavers" and "stayers." The Teacher Followup Survey is a followup of the teachers in the 1987-88 SASS teacher sample who left the teaching profession between school years 1987-88 and 1988-89 (leavers) and a subsample of those who remained in the teaching profession (stayers). The major objectives of the Teacher Followup Survey are to: (1) Determine the attrition rate for teachers; that is, the percentage of teachers who left the teaching profession between school years 1987-88 and 1988-89; (2) Determine the characteristics of those who stay in the teaching profession and those who leave; (3) Obtain major activity or occupation data for those who leave the teaching profession and career patterns for those who remain in the profession; (4) Obtain data on educational activities and future plans; and (5) Obtain data on attitudes about the teaching profession and job satisfaction. One of the major objectives of the Schools and Staffing Surveys is to collect national data (and state data in the public sector) for estimating teacher turnover and for understanding attrition patterns. The Teacher Followup Survey is designed to be used in conjunction with the other Schools and Staffing Surveys to model the attrition behavior of public and private school teachers. Appended are: (1) Industry Codes (1980) & Occupation Codes; (2) Frequencies for TSC 040, 044, 048, 052, 056, 060, 064, 068; (3) Frequencies for TSC 041, 045, 049, 053, 057, 061, 065; (4) Frequencies for TSC 042, 046, 050, 054, 058, 062, 066, 070; (5) Frequencies for TSC 078, 079, 081, 083, 129; (6) Frequencies for TSC 166, 173, 180, 187, 194, 201, 208, 215 ,222; (7) Frequencies for TSC 171, 178, 185, 192, 199, 206, 213, 220, 227; and (8) Frequencies for TSC 172, 179, 186, 193, 200, 207, 214, 221, 228.
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)
IES Funded: Yes