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Induction Programs for New and Beginning Teachers PDF - Induction programs and mentoring for new and beginning teachers are on the rise in many states. Research indicates that novice teachers benefit from receiving orientation to their job and teaming up with veteran teachers and are, therefore, less likely to leave the teaching profession then those who receive no training or support. This ECS StateNote identifies which states have induction programs in place, the definition or components of the program and whether it is voluntary or required. (Jeanne Kaufmann, Education Commission of the States, December 2007)...

New and Beginning Teacher Mentoring PDF - Induction programs and mentoring for new and beginning teachers are on the rise in many states. Research indicates that novice teachers benefit from receiving orientation to their job and teaming up with veteran teachers and are, therefore, less likely to leave the teaching profession then those who receive no training or support. This ECS StateNote identifies which states have mentoring policies in place and includes information on the components of the program, requirements of mentors, compensation for mentors and whether the program is voluntary or required. (Jeanne Kaufmann, Education Commission of the States, December 2007)...

State Induction Programs and Mentoring for New and Beginning Teachers PDF - Induction programs and mentoring for new and beginning teachers are on the rise in many states. Research indicates that novice teachers benefit from receiving orientation to their jobs and teaming up with veteran teachers and are, therefore, less likely to leave the teaching profession then those who receive no training or support. This ECS StateNote defines and delineates induction programs and mentoring and identifies which states have these policies in place. (Jeanne Kaufmann, Education Commission of the States, December 2007)...

Leap Year: Assessing and Supporting Effective First-Year Teachers - A teacher’s first year shouldn’t be a “warm-up lap,” but a time to provide feedback, encourage emerging strengths, and make assessments about whether teaching will be a career or considering a different profession is in order. A paper from TNTP emphasizes the first year’s importance and describes its first-year teacher evaluation system, Assessment of Classroom Effectiveness (ACE). Using classroom observations, student surveys, student academic growth data and principal ratings ACE begins to “make teacher certification decisions based on classroom performance and growth, instead of paper qualifications and coursework,” according to the authors year. This paper includes recommendations for policymakers. (Jennifer Mulhern and Erin Grogran, TNTP, 2013)...

Teacher Induction: Improving State Systems for Supporting New Teachers - This discussion guide examines the role teacher induction programs can have on developing effective teachers and reducing teacher turnover and explores how state boards of education can help develop and foster these critical programs. Recommended guidelines for states begin on page 10 of the report. (National Association of State Boards of Education, March 2012)...

Impacts of Comprehensive Teacher Induction: Final Results from a Randomized Controlled Study - The purpose of this study was to determine whether augmenting the set of services districts usually provide to support beginning teachers with a more comprehensive program improves teacher and student outcomes. Among the findings: (1) The extra induction support for treatment teachers did not translate into impacts on classroom practices in the first year; (2) There was no impact on student achievement for teachers who received one or two years of comprehensive induction; (3) There was a positive and statistically significant impact on student achievement for teachers who received three years of comprehensive induction. (IES, June 2010)...

Keeping New Teachers: A First Look at the Influences of Induction in the Chicago Public Schools - The state of Illinois is combating a nearly 40% attrition rate for new teachers within the first five years on the job. While this is a problem not unique to Illinois, this study offers a first look at the induction programs and their success in Chicago Public Schools using a survey from 2005. The results show a positive correlation between certain kinds of induction programs and reducing teacher attrition. (Kavita Kapadia, Vanessa Coca and John Q. Easton, Consortium on Chicago School Research, January 2007)...


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