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Strategies for Teacher Retention: An Evaluation of the CREATE Teacher Residency Program

Tue, April 21, 8:15 to 9:45am, Virtual Room


Schools in the United States are facing significant teacher shortages. This is due in large part to high teacher turnover. This problem is particularly acute among new teachers and teachers of color. Teacher induction programs can play a role in reducing teacher turnover (Ingersoll & Smith, 2004). This study evaluates CREATE (Collaboration and Reflection to Enhance Atlanta Teacher Effectiveness), a three-year teacher residency program with components that include mentorship, collaboration, and access to a wide network of teachers, to assess the impact it’s having on teacher retention in Georgia public schools. Preliminary results indicate that CREATE residents tend to remain in teaching during their first three years at higher rates than those who go through the traditional credentialing program.