This year marks the beginning of a new research cycle and will include:
Newly hired LTO and permanent contract teachers currently participating in your board’s NTIP
New occasional teachers hired within the past 5 years and not currently eligible for NTIP supports
This group will include:
Daily and Short Term Occasional Teachers (less than 97 day assignments)
Long Term Occasional Teachers no longer eligible for NTIP
The goal of this 5 year longitudinal study is to learn how we can best support all of Ontario’s new teachers. CFA will derive longitudinal data by following small cohorts of beginning teachers over three years and investigating more deeply in the two following years.
The study will begin with this year’s cohort (2016-17) and continue with three successive cohorts annually. Each cohort will contain approximately 300 beginning teachers recruited from across the province. Participation by individual beginning teachers is optional and will involve the completion of a short (10 minute) annual survey and possible follow up focus group teleconferences or interviews over the course of 3 to 5 years. Release time for focus group participation will be provided by the Ministry.
CFA will begin the research process by contacting board NTIP Contacts and Superintendents next week. The collaboration of board NTIP teams with CFA will be essential to the success of this research.
CFA will provide detailed information about the research procedures, timelines and participation requirements for each board. Identities of all boards, schools, and individuals will be kept completely confidential by the firm.