Attrition Rates of Special Education Personnel in Kansas: 1993-94 to 1994-95.Report as inadecuate

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This report examines attrition data of Kansas special education personnel employed in the 1993-94 school year who did not return for the 1994-95 year. Fifteen tables display data on: (1) numbers employed, numbers of leavers, and percent of attrition from 1976 to 1994 in each special education category; (2) employment and attrition by level of instruction; (3) attrition based on size of the district, urban versus rural district, administrative organization of the district, and geographic region of the state; (4) attrition rates for those personnel who have teaching as a primary responsibility and those who are mainly support personnel; (5) attrition rate for full-time versus part-time employees; and (6) attrition rate for interrelated (cross-categorical) personnel and for personnel in traditional categories. The data indicate that the 1993 to 1994 attrition rate was 8.9 percent, which was very consistent with rates obtained since 1988. Senior high teachers had one of the lowest rates of attrition. Small districts had higher attrition rates than large districts, urban districts had slightly higher attrition than rural districts, and part-time personnel had higher attrition than full-time personnel. Attrition rates for teaching personnel and support personnel were identical. The data chronicle the growth and then decline of categorical self-contained programs, as well as the continued personnel increase in interrelated programs. (JDD)

Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Faculty Mobility, Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Labor Turnover, Noncategorical Education, Rural Education, Special Education Teachers, Trend Analysis, Urban Education

Author: McKnab, Paul


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