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ERIC Number: EJ1108469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Teacher Attrition and Mobility during the Teach for America Clustering Strategy in Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Hansen, Michael; Backes, Ben; Brady, Victoria
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v38 n3 p495-516 Sep 2016
Retaining effective teachers is a key policy priority nationwide, particularly in districts that serve large numbers of disadvantaged students. We investigate whether a change in the Miami region's Teach for America (TFA) placement strategy was accompanied by changes in teacher attrition and mobility decisions. Our results suggest that the increased concentration of TFA corps members in schools was associated with a reduction in TFA mobility across schools after the first year of service, but showed no association with the overall retention of corps members in the district after the 2-year commitment. We also find that TFA corps members eventually retained beyond the 2-year commitment performed substantially better in mathematics during their first 2 years of teaching: evidence of positive selection into postcommitment retention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305C120008