This study identified whether compensation packages were a factor in first-year teacher’s decisions to accept a teaching position in the states of Colorado and Louisiana. This study involved (a) identifying the components of a school district’s compensation package that were factors in the job acceptance decisions as indicated by respondents and (b) indicating other factors besides compensation that played a major role in job acceptance decisions.
The study surveyed a sample of 12 school districts in Colorado and Louisiana during the 2000-2001 academic school year. It included first-year teachers in the 12 approved school districts that had no previous teaching experience in other school districts. There were 229 first-year teachers from Colorado and Louisiana in the sample. Data was gathered through a survey instrument that was specifically designed for this study.
Lewis, Chance W.
"New Teachers and Old Pay Structures: An Analysis of How Teacher Pay Influences Job Acceptance of First-Year Teachers,"
Essays in Education: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
Available at: https://openriver.winona.edu/eie/vol1/iss1/2