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Exemplary Induction Programs

Comparison of Induction Programs

  Lafourche Parish Public Schools (Louisiana) Flowing Wells School District (Arizona) Prince George’s County Public Schools (Maryland)
Title of program Framework for Inducting, Retaining, and Supporting Teachers (FIRST) Teacher Induction Program for Success (TIPS) Professional Educator Induction Program (PEIP)
Type of district Rural Suburban Urban
Number of schools 27 8 188
Number of students 16,000 6,500 137,000
Age of program 7 years 18 years 5 yearsA
Approximate number of first-time teachers hired annually 80 18 1,200
Approximate number of newly hired teachers with experience 35 14 600
Yearly budget $50,000 $200,000 total staff development budget $120,000 for induction (Varies year-to-year depending on number of new teachers.) $750,000 (Varies year to year, may fluctuate based on budget.)
Funding sources District District District
Duration of initial induction 4 days in August 4 days in August for all, 1 additional day for High School teachers 6 days in August
Total in-service days during first year 7 4 full days after initial induction 7

ACurrent mandatory program in existence for 2 years was revised 4 years ago from a program first developed in 1992.

  Louisiana (Continued) Arizona (Continued) Maryland (Continued)
Participants First-time teachers (Experienced new teachers are inducted separately.) Everyone new to the school district Everyone new to the school district
Length of support for new teachers 3 years 4+ years 2 years
Primary focus Classroom management and instructional strategies Classroom management and instructional strategies Classroom management and instructional strategies
Use of demonstration classrooms Yes Yes Yes
Induction team Coordinators, administrators, classroom teachers Coordinators, administrators, classroom teachers Coordinators, administrators, classroom teachers
Type of payment for induction participation Stipends Extra days added to contract for all new teachers to the district. Stipends
Voluntary or mandatory participation in induction Voluntary
(99 percent attendance)
Mandatory
(100 percent attendance)
Mandatory
Mentoring component Yes
(state-funded)
Yes
(district-funded + grant)
Yes
(state and local-funding)
Statewide assistance and assessment program Yes No Yes
Most recent attrition rate of certified new teachers (those leaving the school district) 7 percent 11 percentB 7.2 percent

BOf the four teachers who left out of 34 (11 percent), two relocated to pursue additional education and two relocated for marital reasons. No one left because of dissatisfaction with teaching. Thus, the attrition rate could be considered zero.