During the 2006-2007 school year, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission conducted an online survey of teachers in Georgia public school systems. The purpose of the survey was to better understand what makes Georgia teachers want to stay or leave teaching so that the state and individual school systems could better address teacher needs and reduce attrition.
Report #1, click here, provides an overall summary of teachers' answers to the "selected response" questions on the survey. Future reports will provide analyses of the answers of teachers of different levels of experience in the various certification fields under varying geographic, demographic and socioeconomic conditions.
Because more than 19,000 teachers provided their identification information, we will be able to study their answers using all the information available from our own certification database as well as the Certified Personnel Information collection conducted by the Department of Education. We will also be able to follow the careers of these teachers to better understand what they actually do in comparison to what they said. Under no circumstances will individual teachers ever be identified.
School systems that participated in the survey and had a sufficient number of respondents may receive, upon request, summary data from their own teachers to help them to better understand their teachers' needs, increase job satisfaction and reduce attrition.
If you have questions or comments please contact us at PSCSurvey@gapsc.com. We look forward to hearing from you.