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K-12 Staff Mobility

K-12 Staff General Overview

The K-12 staffing data, also known as the Registry for Educational Personnel, contain individual-level records on all education personnel for the academic years 2011-12 through 2018-19. While these data include information on employees from any educational entity in Michigan, the level of information recorded is not uniform for all employees. Private schools, for example, are able but not required to participate in the data collection. Additionally, for some positions (i.e. non-instructional) only a limited number of fields are required to be reported, regardless of the type of entity. These data are contained in nine datasets, which we categorize into the following three broad topical areas: Assignment, Employment, and Demographics; Education and Certifications; and Mobility. Note that some of these datasets could be used by researchers as a standalone product, but others should not due to differences in how and when districts record terminations and leaves of absence. We describe each of the datasets in more detail on its section page.

K-12 Staff Mobility

The staff mobility datasets show educator (i.e., teachers) movements across the schools and districts. The staff mobility datasets show educator (i.e., teachers) movements across the schools and districts. The data in these datasets categorize educators into three groups in each school year compared to the previous year: "Leaver" (a staff who was a teacher in Year 1 and has left the education workforce in Year 2), "Stayer" (an educator who has stayed in the same School / District since the previous year) and "Mover" (a staff who has moved from one School to another School or from one District to another District in year 2 compared to Year 1- but does not exit the workforce).

K-12 Staff Mobility Long/Wide

The mobility datasets provide data at the individual level (i.e., by RPIC) and have variables based on the School Year and the School / District the person was assigned to. It’s possible an individual is assigned to more than one School / District, so for those educators the word “Multiple” is entered under the School or District variable. Otherwise it’s the School / District code of the individual staff. We provide these data in long or wide forms.

K-12 Staff Mobility Aggregate

The mobility aggregate dataset collapses the data to a School and District Level and calculates the rates of Leavers, Stayers, and Movers as well as provide totals of each.

Codebook

Category Variable Description
All RPIC

A unique Personnel Identification Code (PIC) which is modified for the researcher's database (i.e., Research Personnel Identification Code = RPIC) to keep the anonymity of the staff.

Mobility BASE_YEAR

The initial school year that a staff is located--Year 1 for each comparison.

Mobility BUILDING

The Building/School Code that the person is assigned to. It’s possible that an individual is assigned to more than one Building. In those cases, the word “Multiple” is shown. Otherwise it’s the Building Code of the individual staff.

Mobility DISTRICT

The District Code that educators are assigned to. It’s possible that some individuals are assigned to more than one District. In those cases, the word “Multiple” is shown.

Mobility LEAVER

A flag indicating whether an educator is a Leaver in year 2 compared to the prior year (or year 1). A Leaver is defined as a staff who has left the education workforce entirely.

Mobility LEAVER_PERCENT

Percent of all staff that left the education workforce.

Mobility LEAVERS

Total number of staff who have left the education workforce entirely.

Mobility MOVER

A flag indicating whether an educator is a Mover in year 2 compared to the prior year (or year 1). A Mover is defined as a staff who moves from School to School or District to District, but does not exit the workforce.

Mobility MOVER_PERCENT

Percent of all staff that moved from one School/ District to another.

Mobility MOVERS

Total number of staff who have moved from one School to another School or from one District to another District, but did not exit the workforce.

Mobility SY0405_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY0506_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY0506_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY0607_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility STAYER

A flag indicating whether an educator is a Stayer in year 2 compared to the prior year (i.e., year 1). A Stayer is defined as a staff who has stayed in the same School / District since the previous year.

Mobility STAYER_PERCENT

Percent of all staff that stayed in the same School/ District.

Mobility STAYERS

Total number of staff who have stayed in the same School/ District since the previous year.

Mobility SY0304_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY0304_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY0405_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY0607_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY0708_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY0708_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY0809_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY0809_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY0910_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY0910_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1011_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1011_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1112_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1112_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1213_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1213_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1314_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1314_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1415_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1415_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1516_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1516_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1617_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1617_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1718_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1718_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1819_District

The SY and District Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility SY1819_School

The SY and School Code that the educator was teaching.

Mobility TARGET_YEAR

The following school year that a staff is located--Year 2 for each comparison.