Comprehensive, high-quality teacher induction programs have positive effects on teacher retention. While having an effective teacher in every classroom is beneficial for students, it is also very costly to replace a teacher. Teacher attrition costs North Carolina $12,500 per teacher*. With 7,800 teachers leaving NC in one year**, this cost accounts for nearly $99M statewide. The North Carolina New Teacher Support Program has a proven track record*** of retaining its participating teachers at the state, district, and school levels when compared to non-participating teachers.
*Zugelder, B. S. (2019). Innovation in teacher induction: A systemic, university-based approach. Childhood Education, 95(3), 54-62.
**North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (2018). 2017-2018 State of the teaching profession in North Carolina. Retrieved from http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/district-humanresources/surveys/leaving/2017-18-state-teaching-profession.pdf
***Bastian, K. C., & Marks, J. T. (2017). Connecting teacher preparation to teacher induction: Outcomes for beginning teachers in a university-based support program in low-performing schools. American Educational Research Journal, 54(2), 360-394.
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