- Begin building consensus around the most meaningful and relevant indicators of supply and demand for Idaho;
- Precisely characterize each of the indicators;
- Define what we expect to learn from the indicators and how they will guide policy, and;
- Determine measurable goals.
This report explores a number of characteristics that contribute to shortages in Idaho, and begin to identify where policy can have the greatest impact. Among the findings in this report:
- Approximately 1,873 Idaho instructional certificates are issued annually; of those certificated individuals, approximately 33% do not serve in an Idaho public school.
- The attrition rate for Idaho teachers’ remains at a steady 10% annually, compared to approximately 8% nationally.
- Approximately 76% of Idaho’s attrition rate is made up of teachers leaving the teaching workforce before reaching retirement age, compared to 66% of teachers nationally.
The 2017 Teacher Pipeline Report will likely evolve over time, but this initial report provides a foundation for understanding the issues facing Idaho’s teacher pipeline.
Teacher Pipeline Best Practices and Resources
National Reports on Teacher Pipeline Issues
- A Coming Crisis in Teaching Report
- Creating Coherence Teacher Shortage Debate – June 2016
- Teacher Shortages: What We Know
Solutions and Best Practices from Around the Country
- Teacher Shortages: Top 10 Ideas First State ESSA Plans
- Holding On To A New Generation of Teachers
- Students sign letters of intent for pursuing teaching careers
- Grow Your Own! A Resource Guide to Creating Your Own Teacher Pipeline
- Alternative Routes to Teaching: What Do We Know About Effective Policies?