Current Research on Teaching Policy & the Teacher Workforce in Washington State

Over the past four years and in collaboration with the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, a non-profit group that supports analysis, advocacy, and policy development to improve the quality of teaching in Washington State, CTP has undertaken a series of linked analyses that draw on state-wide databases and CTP-constructed surveys. These analyses probe various aspects of the state's teacher workforce and related policy questions.

Support for Teachers' Work

The state of Washington exhibits a number of issues in the development of state and local systems that support teachers' work in a standards-based reform environment. Here, principally through surveys, our analyses to date have concentrated on the ways that teachers experience state reform, engage in ongoing professional learning, work with diverse student populations, and respond to collegial communities and other aspects of the workplace. CTP research has also taken a special look at accomplished teachers (certified through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards) and high school mathematics teachers. These publications present the results of our work to date.


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Teacher Retention and Mobility

Using a state-wide database CTP constructed for this purpose, CTP scholars have explored patterns of teacher retention, mobility, and exit from the teaching system through a series of analyses, aimed at the state as a whole and at different segments of the state's teacher workforce, across the past eight years:


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The Composition and Characteristics of the Teacher Workforce

To provide a reference point for state policy deliberation about the quality of teaching, teachers, and support for teachers' work, CTP has created and updated a review of the available data about the state's teacher workforce, in 2003 and again in 2006:


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