Induction experiences for new graduates are aligned with the Induction Guidelines
1. Percentage of early career teachers who report experiencing a formal induction program based on the Induction Guidelines
There is currently no single data set that shows a comprehensive national picture of the induction experiences of early career teachers in Australia, and the data that is available does not specifically relate to policies aligned with the Induction Guidelines
The 2016 AITSL Stakeholder Survey collected data on induction from 3,736 school leaders, experienced teachers, and early career teachers. These findings, reported in the ITE Data Report 2017, show that 70% of school leaders indicated that early career teachers received a formal induction compared to early career teachers themselves 48% (p. 98).
2. Induction strategies being employed in schools include strategies that align with the Induction Guidelines
The Induction Guidelines set out the four key focus areas for effective induction: Professional Practices, Professional Knowledge, Wellbeing, and Orientation.
Baseline data on these four key focus areas, gathered through the 2016 AITSL Stakeholder Survey and reported in the ITE Data Report 2017 (p. 99), show that the level of alignment is already quite strong – but needs to be strengthened in the area of teacher wellbeing – and that school leaders and early career teachers tend to report the same perceptions:
When will we know more?
Data on the induction experiences of all early career teachers in Australia will be gathered through the Australian Teacher Workforce Data Strategy and will be available for up to five jurisdictions by mid-2019 (SA, Victoria, NSW, NT, and possibly Queensland).