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Examining Differences in the Retention and Mobility of Teachers of Color by Racial/Ethnic Group

Mon, April 12, 11:10am to 12:10pm EDT (11:10am to 12:10pm EDT), Division K, Division K - Section 7 Roundtable Sessions


This study involves a longitudinal statewide analysis of factors that impact the retention and mobility of teachers of color. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression models were used to investigate year-to-year cohort-based data from 2015-16 to 2019-20, with Hispanic/Latinx teachers as the reference group. Findings indicate that full-time status is a unique predictor for teachers of color staying in the same school. Statistical analyses also revealed differences among individual racial/ethnic groups. In some years, Black teachers have statistically lower rates of staying in the same school and higher rates of exiting as compared to Hispanic/Latinx teachers. These and other findings suggest the importance of examining outcomes by individual racial and ethnic group when considering efforts to diversify the teacher workforce.