This project combines qualitative and quantitative data to provide a comprehensive examination of mentoring practice in an attempt to understand the ways in which mentoring leads to positive outcomes for beginning teachers and their students.
In 2011, AISD worked with the nationally recognized New Teacher Center (NTC) to create a comprehensive survey to help the district to better understand how teachers and school staff feel about critical issues that can influence educator retention and effectiveness.
The annual AISD Employee Coordinated Survey (ECS) was conducted in Spring, 2011. The ECS allows district administrators to survey employees about issues that impact policy, and monitors critical employee attitudes and experiences.
This report summarizes REACH participants' attitudes toward key program elements and activities in Fall 2009 and Fall 2010. Participants' opinions were stable over time.
Overall 2011 retention rates for REACH teachers were not significantly higher than that of similar non-REACH peers. However, data suggest that the intensive mentoring program is making a greater impact on novice teacher retention each year.