Appendix 6-9

An Exit Survey of New Teachers Who Left The
New York City Public Schools Within One Year

 

A. Directions:
 

Please review the following categories of reasons an individual may have left teaching in the New York City public schools. After you have considered these items, please complete the chart at the bottom of the page.

Reasons for Leaving the NYC Public Schools

 

       Economic Reasons - primarily financial: cost of living concerns, including: salary; benefits; incentives such as, tuition reimbursement and monetary bonuses; opportunities for promotion; availability of affordable housing.

 

       Personal Reasons - primarily due to events in your own life or family circumstances. For example: health-related reasons; pregnancy/child care; spouse's job change; travel difficulties; desire to move away from New York City.

 

       School-Related Reasons - primarily factors related to the school in which you were employed, including: safety, security and disciplinary concerns; workload and clerical demands; class size; leadership, rules and procedures; planning time; work environment/facilities; assignment policies; teaching and training resources/materials; support, professional development and encouragement.

 

       Student-Related Reasons - primarily due to the actions and attitudes of students, including: motivation to learn; behavior issues; level of respect for you as a teacher; ability to meet academic performance standards; parental involvement.

 

       Job Readiness Reasons - primarily factors related to your own professional preparation.  For example: ability to meet requirements for provisional or permanent New York State certification; level of preparation in classroom management skills; level of preparation in teaching strategies; level of preparation in content area.

 

       Professional Reasons - primarily concerns about the manner in which new teachers are perceived; level of input you had in decisions. This includes: appreciation/recognition by supervisors, peers and the public; caliber of colleagues; level of influence over workplace or educational policies/practices.

 

B. Directions

For each of the six Reasons For Leaving listed on the left, please indicate (X) how important each one was in your decision to leave the New York City public schools.

 

Reasons for Leaving

  Not At All

  Important

    Slightly

  Important

  Somewhat

  Important

      Very

  Important

  Extremely

  Important

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Student-Related

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Job Readiness

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C. Directions
 

Based on the descriptions provided at the top of the page, please place an X next to the Reason that had the greatest impact on your decision to leave the New York City public schools.  Choose only one box.

 


Personal                   Economic              School-Related

 

Student-Related        Job Readiness          Professional


Appendix 6-9b available in PDF format


In Your Own Words

 

Directions 

We have tried to be comprehensive in identifying aspects of teaching that may have influenced your decision to leave the New York City public schools. We are aware, however, that you may have additional information or insights you wish to share with us. To help us process your response, please categorize your comments by checking the applicable reason below.

 Reason for Leaving: 

 

___Personal                                        ___Economic                          ___School Related  

 

___Job Readiness                  ___Student Related                  ___Professional

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Thank you for your willingness to provide us with feedback.