ERIC Number: EJ1111147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Easy In, Easy Out: Are Alternatively Certified Teachers Turning Over at Increased Rates?
Redding, Christopher; Smith, Thomas M.
American Educational Research Journal, v53 n4 p1086-1125 Aug 2016
Alternative certification programs are now commonplace in the credentialing of new teachers. We complement the growing evidence base for these teachers by exploring their turnover patterns in four waves of the nationally representative Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). We report on descriptive evidence of growing differences in the characteristics of alternatively and traditionally certified teachers and the schools in which they teach. Controlling for factors that predict higher turnover, we find that by the 2007-2008 school year, alternatively certified teachers were still more likely than traditionally certified teachers to leave the profession. We find some evidence that an increase in the number of organizational supports for new teachers may reduce the likelihood of turnover.
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, Questionnaires, Institutional Characteristics, Teaching Conditions, Beginning Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)
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