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@! =DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY 


| EDUCATION 


Office of Educator Quality 


Recruitment and Retention of Teachers 
in Missouri Public Schools 


A Report to the Missouri General Assembly 
December 2014 


¢ Teacher Workforce Demographics 
* Teacher Workforce Dynamics 
¢ Recruitment and Retention Strategies 


RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF TEACHERS IN MISSOURI PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
A REPORT TO THE MISSOURI GENERAL ASSEMBLY 


The statements below are an addition to the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 


2014 UPDATE 


Updates and the December 2001 report Recruitment and Retention of Teachers in Missouri Public Schools. 


Several key areas that continue to be monitored are: 
e increasing the percent of teachers that are minority; 
e reviewing the age and experience of teachers for continued professional development and mentoring 


needs; and 


e retaining teachers for a longer period of time. 


Teacher Workforce Demographics 


Gender & Race, Ethnicity 


e The total number of classroom teachers increased by 0.7% from 2013 to 2014. 
e Over the past decade the share of teachers who are black has decreased but did increase by 0.1% over 
last year to 5.3% of the total teaching workforce. 


Age & Experience 


e 48.4% of our teachers have 10 or fewer years of experience. 


Teacher Workforce Dynamics 
e District hiring rates increased to 11.2%, up 0.4% from 2013. 


e The percentage of district new hires that were first year teachers decreased by 1.5%. 
e The percentage of first-year teachers that left the classroom after only one to three years decreased by 
4.8% compared to the last year’s figure. 
e The percentage of first-year teachers that left the classroom after only one to five years decreased by 
3.9% compared to the last year’s figure. 


Gender and Race/Ethnicity Trends, 2002-2014 


2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 
Total Teachers 66,705 | 67,826 | 66,646 | 66,476 | 68,120 | 69,110 | 69,840 | 70,624 | 70,205 | 67,996 | 67,600 | 68,850 | 69,336 
GENDER 
Female 78.4% 78.3% 78.5% 78.6% 78.7% 78.8% 78.8% 78.9% 78.9% 79.0% 78.8% 78.7% 78.5% 
Male 21.6% 21.7% 21.5% 21.4% | 21.3% 21.2% 21.2% 21.1% 21.1% | 21.0% 21.2% 21.3% 21.5% 
RACE/ETHNICITY 
BLACK 7.0% 7.2% 7.0% 6.7 % 6.6% 6.3% 6.1% 6.1% 5.7% 5.3% 5.1% 5.2% 5.3% 
OTHER?’ 0.7% 0.8% 0.9% 0.8% 0.9% 1.0% 1.0% 0.9% 1.0% 1.4% 1.3% 1.5% 1.6% 


1 Refers to all non-white, non-black race/ethnicities 


Age Trends, 2002-2014 


poem 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 
20-29 18.4% 18.6% 18.0% 28.2% 18.7% 18.7% 18.7% 18.7% 17.7% 16.9% 16.6% 16.8% 15.8% 
30-39 24.8% 25.1% 25.6% 26.1% 26.7% 27.4% 28.2% 28.8% 28.9% 29.6% 30.3% 30.9% 30.9% 
40-49 28.2% 26.9% 26.3% 25.6% 24.8% 24.3% 24.0% 24.3% 24.6% 25.5% 26.6% 26.0% 26.7% 
50-59 25.1% 25.4% 25.9% 25.7% 25.2% 24.3% 23.5% 22.8% 22.2% 21.5% 20.6% 19.8% 19.5% 
60 + 3.5% 3.9% 4.2% 44% 4.5% 5.3% 5.6% 6.1% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 71% 


Percent of Teachers with 0-10 Years of Experience, 2002 to 2014 


Percent of Teachers 


2002 


2003 


2004 


Experience Trends, 2002-2014 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 


2010 


2011 


2012 2 


013 


2014 


YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 
0-10 50.7% | 51.2% | 50.2% | 50.0% | 50.4% | 50.6% | 51.0% | 52.1% | 50.9% | 49.4% | 48.9% | 48.9% | 48.4% 
0-5 31.2% | 30.8% | 28.8% | 28.2% | 27.9% | 27.8% | 28.5% | 30.5% | 29.3% | 27.4% | 26.7% | 26.6% | 26.0% 
6-10 19.5% | 20.4% | 21.4% | 21.8% | 22.6% | 22.8% | 22.5% | 21.5% | 21.6% | 22.0% | 22.2% | 22.3% | 22.4% 
11-20 25.0% | 24.9% | 25.9% | 26.6% | 26.9% | 27.2% | 27.7% | 28.5% | 28.4% | 32.2% | 33.2% | 33.4% | 33.2% 
21-30 20.0% | 19.2% | 19.1% | 18.5% | 17.7% | 17.1% | 16.3% | 15.9% | 15.8% | 15.6% | 15.1% | 17.3% | 14.7% 
31+ 4.4% 4.7% 4.9% 4.9% 5.0% 5.1% 5.0% 4.8% 4.9% 4.6% 4.2% 4.0% 3.6% 


Teachers Leaving Missouri’s Public School Work Force After 1-5 Years, 2001-2009 


Percent of Teachers 


2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 


Teachers Leaving Missouri’s Public School Work Force, 2001-2013 


2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 | 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 


Total Teachers 65,429 | 66,705 | 67,826 | 66,646 | 66,476 | 68,120 | 69,110 | 69,840 | 70,624 | 70,205 | 67,996 | 67,600 68,850 


First-Year Teachers 5,064 4,802 4,439 3,428 | 4,285 | 4,668 | 4,597 4,864 5,353 4,933 | 4,031 4,434 4,040 


% of First-Year Teachers who left the classroom-- 


After 1-3 Years 29.2% | 30.3% | 27.0% | 26.7% | 25.4% | 26.7% | 28.2% | 23.4% | 17.8% | 29.2% | 24.4% N/A N/A 


After 1-5 Years 36.9% | 36.0% | 37.3% | 33.8% | 39.3% | 31.8% | 29.4% | 37.2% | 33.3% N/A N/A N/A N/A 


*N/A means “data not yet available.” For example, for those who were first-year teachers in 2012, the percentage that leaves in the 
first three years will not be known until 2015, when three full years have passed. 


Hiring Rate, 2002 to 2014 


Percent of Teachers 


2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 


District New Hires, 2002 to 2014 


Percent of Teachers 


2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 


—+— First-Year Teachers —+— From Out-of-State or Private School —— From Another District 


Teachers Entering Missouri’s Public School Work Force, 2002-2014 


2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 | 2014 
Total Teachers 66,705 | 67,826 | 66,646 | 66,476 | 68,120 | 69,110 | 69,840 | 70,624 | 70,205 | 67,996 | 67,600 | 68,850 | 69,336 
District New Hires 9,189 | 8,176 | 6,012 7,931 8,866 | 8,579 8,924 | 9,162 7,247 | 6,415 | 7,209 | 7,405 | 7,742 
Teacher Hiring Rate 13.8% | 12.1% | 9.0% | 11.3% | 13.0% | 12.4% | 12.8% | 13.0% | 10.3% | 9.4% | 10.7% | 10.8% | 11.2% 


Percent of District New Hires who are-- 


First-Year Teachers 52.3% | 54.3% | 57.0% | 56.9% | 52.7% | 53.6% | 54.5% | 59.7% | 68.1% | 69.0% | 65.9% | 59.9% | 58.4% 


From Out-of-State 
or Private School 


8.7% 9.1% 6.7% 6.3% 8.5% 6.4% 6.1% 4.9% 44% | 4.7% | 43% | 5.0% | 6.9% 


From Another District 39.1% | 36.6% | 36.1% | 36.8% | 38.8% | 40.1% | 37.0% | 35.4% | 27.5% | 26.4% | 29.8% | 35.4% | 34.7%