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September 2017

do National STEM Learning Network professional development courses keep science teachers in the classroom?

Improving Science Teacher Retention: do National STEM Learning Network professional development courses keep science teachers in the classroom? Dr. Rebecca Allen & Sam Sims Education Datalab 2017

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Contents List of Tables .................................................................................................................................. 3 List of Figures ................................................................................................................................. 4 Foreword ........................................................................................................................................ 5 Executive Summary ........................................................................................................................ 6 Part 1: Science teacher retention ................................................................................................ 6 Part 2: Evaluating the impact of National STEM Learning Network (NSLN) on science teacher retention ...................................................................................................................................... 8 Introduction: Science Teacher Retention ...................................................................................... 10 Aims of this research................................................................................................................. 12 1.

Data and Definitions............................................................................................................... 13

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Descriptive Statistics on Retention ......................................................................................... 16 Turnover and attrition of 2010 newly qualified teachers ............................................................. 17 Probability of leaving state-funded schools at a given point in time, 2010 NQTs ....................... 18

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Modelling Teacher Retention ................................................................................................. 20 A Note on Odds ........................................................................................................................ 21

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Modelling Science Teacher Pay ............................................................................................. 27

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Summary and Discussion of Retention Analysis .................................................................... 29

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The National Stem Learning Network Programme ................................................................. 31 Coverage of NSLN, 2010/11–2012/13....................................................................................... 34

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Does Participation in NSLN Improve Individual Science Teacher Retention?......................... 36

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Does Participation in NSLN Improve Departmental Retention of Science Teachers?............. 40 Results ...................................................................................................................................... 42

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Summary of NSLN Evaluation ............................................................................................... 43

References ................................................................................................................................... 44 Appendix ....................................................................................................................................... 46

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List of Tables Table 1: Comparing teacher and non-teacher median salary by degree subject ........................... 11 Table 2: Summary statistics of teachers in the SWC ...........................