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A science educator and doctoral student is conducting a survey study of why new science teachers quit teaching. The reseacher and his support team invites your participation in the study.

I agreed to post this invitation in order to assist him to receive online responses to compare with those obtained through a controlled distribution of responses through public school channels.

This educator is a published scientist in a tier one microbiology journal, a ten plus year classroom science teacher, and the chair of a large urban public school science department.

Four faculty and school administrators are monitoring his study for reliability and validity.

He divided the invitation into two surveys. Here is his invitation:

Survey 1: If you are a high school *science* teacher in California and received a RIF notice please take the following survey.

Survey instrument for California high school “science” teachers

Survey 2: All other California teachers (except high school science
teachers) should take this survey:

Survey instrument for all other California Teachers

No names are collected during the survey.

Individual responses will not be released to the public.

However, aggregated scores may be published.

The Intent-to-Stay Index in the survey has an alpha coefficient of 0.95.

The Emotional, Instrumental, Appraisal, and Informational indexes are above 0.8.

If you find this survey important, then please pass these links to these surveys along to others.

I would also appreciate anyone blogging to consider posting a story about my invitation to participate in one of these two surveys.

Thank you for your support as I am trying to find out more about beginning teachers’ perceptions.

(Bob’s ED Note: Thank you for your assistance. Yes, this is an invitation to take part in a real survey. No, this is not my fiction or my study. I will post links to further developments in this study as they become available. Also, I will pass along any comments readers offer about the study and its topic.)

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