EdStat: All Else Being Equal, Teachers with Classes in which Twenty percent of scholars had an Emotional/ Behavioral Disorder were 2.15 Percentage Points Very likely to Leave Their School or TeachingApril 27, 2019
Using an administrative data set from Nc, Allison Gilmour estimated the association between the proportion of students with disabilities (SWDs) in teachers’ classes and the rate of teacher turnover, as based on changing schools or leaving teaching within the state. She found out that the possibilities of turnover increased when the area of SWDs in teachers’ classes elevated when the teacher wasn’t certified in special education, after controlling for variations in student, teacher, and school characteristics. This increase was especially pronounced when teachers had students with the emotional/ behavioral disorder (EBD) in their classrooms. Everything else being equal, teachers with classes by which Twenty percent of scholars had an EBD were 2.15 percentage points almost certainly going to leave their school or teaching than teachers who had students with disabilities in their classes, but none having an EBD. To learn more about Gilmour’s findings, read “Has Inclusion Gone Past an acceptable limit?” on EdNext.org.