Results from the Year One Survey of Next Education Workforce Teachers

A survey by Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Education Policy indicates that educators in Next Education Workforce models are more satisfied, collaborate more and believe they have better teacher-student interactions than educators in traditional staffing models.

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College partnered with John Hopkins’ institute to measure how teachers are doing in innovative team-based Next Education Workforce models, exploring questions like:

  • How satisfied are teachers with their job, and how does this compare to teachers in the same district who are in the traditional one-teacher, one-classroom models?
  • What do teachers in both models say about their interactions with their students?
  • What is collaboration among teachers like?
  • Was teaming associated with how teachers responded to the challenge of the pandemic?

The Institute for Education Policy distributed the survey to over 3,000 teachers in Mesa Public Schools, the largest school district in Arizona and the Next Education Workforce initiative’s largest district partner. Nearly 70% of teachers — in both Next Education Workforce models and traditional classroom models — responded to the survey, volunteering insight on their experiences.

View JHU’s full technical report to learn more about the survey’s findings or methodology. Or view secondary analyses and findings from Arizona State University, including additional insights and details on the future-focused research agenda of the Next Education Workforce initiative.