2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Develop Model Exit Questionnaire for Teachers (language only)

Item 136 #1c

Item 136 #1c

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 104, after line 44, insert:

"C. In furtherance of the General Assembly's interest in understanding trends in Virginia's teaching work force, teacher turnover rates, and the market for teachers, as evidenced by such metrics as the number of applicants per position, the Department shall develop and provide a model exit questionnaire that Virginia school divisions may administer to their exiting teachers."


(This amendment directs the Department of Education to develop a model exit questionnaire that school divisions may administer to exiting teachers, which was a recommendation of the January 2016 Feasibility Study on the Implementation of a Program to Track Teacher Turnover in the Commonwealth. The report found that although over half of Virginia school divisions indicate they already administer exit surveys or conduct exit interviews with departing employees, there is great variation in the survey/interview instruments.)