SC-TEACHER’s second administration of the South Carolina Teacher Exit Survey provides insights from ten school districts regarding reasons teachers stay in, move from, or leave the profession. While the number of statewide vacancies is a helpful data point, perhaps more important to addressing specific policy and strategic needs is gathering information that presents a nuanced understanding of why educators make the decisions they make. These survey results offer insights into factors that influence teachers’ decisions.

The survey will be expanded to provide an opportunity for all South Carolina school districts to participate in spring 2023.

Click the image above to read the report.
Director Tommy Hodges recently spoke with WIS-TV in Columbia about the results of our 2021-2022 teacher exit survey and the teacher retention challenge in SC. Click to watch the full story.