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1 Is There Really a Shortage of Mathematics, Science and Special Education Teachers? Richard M. Ingersoll Professor of Education and Sociology University of Pennsylvania and Consortium for Policy Research in Education

2 The Source of Data Conducted by the Census Bureau for the U.S. Department of Education 5 Cycles: , , forthcoming The largest source of information available on teachers: -Sample: 55,000 teachers 12,000 schools -Representing all 50 states The Schools and Staffing Survey with the Teacher Follow-up Survey

3 Percent Secondary Schools with Difficulties Filling their Teaching Vacancies, by Field. Source: Ingersoll, R Is There Really a Teacher Shortage? Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania, Percent

4 Percent Annual Teacher Turnover, by Field Percent

5 Teaching Force 3,443,467 Numbers of US Teachers in Transition Before and After School Year Source: Ingersoll, R Is There Really a Teacher Shortage? Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania, Departures 546,411 Entrants 534,861

6 Beginning Teacher Attrition (Cumulative Percent Teachers Having Left Teaching Occupation, by Years of Experience) Source: Ingersoll, R Is There Really a Teacher Shortage? Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania, Percent

7 Percent Annual Public School Teacher Turnover, by Selected School Characteristics Percent

8 Percent Teachers Giving Various Reasons for Their Turnover, by Field Percent

9 Of Those School Teachers Who Moved From or Left Their School, Percent Reporting Various Sources of Dissatisfaction, by Field Percent

10 Percent Turnover After First Year of Beginning Teachers, According to Amount of Induction Support They Received No Induction Some Induction (4 Components) Full Induction (7Components) Smith, T. & Ingersoll, R "What are the Effects of Induction and Mentoring on Beginning Teacher Turnover?" American Educational Research Journal. 41: 3:

11 Percent Voluntary Turnover of Teachers, According to Amount of Faculty Influence over School Decisions and Policies Note: “Voluntary Turnover” excludes retirements, layoffs, terminations and involuntary transfers Source: Ingersoll, R Who Controls Teachers’ Work? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. LowHigh Faculty Influence Percent

12 For Further Information, Copies of Articles, Reports, etc.: and a recent book: Who Controls Teachers’ Work? Power and Accountability in America’s Schools. from Harvard University Press


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