Oklahoma Teacher Retention
Please use this form to share with a teacher who left Oklahoma to teach in a neighboring state.

We are only collecting information on teachers who stayed in the profession (any role in education) but chose to continue their career in another state. This survey is not for those that left education all together. Please share this link with them versus filling it out for them. (http://bit.ly/okteacherflight. This will avoid repeats and better represent the data.

The raw data of these responses will not be shared, instead will be used to generate maps showing where teachers left from, where they moved to. The data will be used to summarize financial, educational, and opportunity implications of the movement of teachers from Oklahoma to neighboring states. Here is a mock of the map with test data: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16XinKF6eHeWkvte8fwE3i1Leyt0&usp=sharing

There are 5 sections to this survey. Research Board Approval. Basic info, Oklahoma Info, New State Info, Comparison and Open Responses.

If you heard about this survey on the news and are not a teacher who left the state of Oklahoma to teach in another state, but want to share your opinion, please go to http://bit.ly/teacherflightcomments
This survey should only be filled out by the person who has left teaching in Oklahoma for another state. *
Online Consent to Participate in Research
Would you like to be involved in research at the University of Oklahoma?

I am Dr.Theresa Cullen from the Educational Psychology Department and I invite you to participate in my research project entitled OK Teacher Flight. This research is being conducted at the Norman Campus.

You were selected as a possible participant because because you left the state of Oklahoma to work in education in another state. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this study.Please read this document and contact me to ask any questions that you may have BEFORE agreeing to take part in my research.

What is the purpose of this research? The purpose of this research is to better understand the teacher flight out Oklahoma, its reasons and economic and educational impact on the state.

How many participants will be in this research? About 1000 people will take part in this research.

What will I be asked to do?
If you agree to be in this research, you will asked to complete a survey that can be completed in about 10 minutes.

How long will this take? Your participation will take approximately 10 minutes.

What are the risks and/or benefits if I participate? There are no risks and no benefits from being in this research.

Will I be compensated for participating? You will not be reimbursed for your time and participation in this research.

Who will see my information? In research reports, there will be no information that will make it possible to identify you. Research records will be stored securely and only approved researchers and the OU Institutional Review Board will have access to the records. However, since we ask several demographic questions, it could be possible to deduct your identity. If you feel the need to not answer some demographic information to keep yourself from being identified you can choose to do so and still participate in the survey.  

Data are collected via an online survey system that has its own privacy and security policies for keeping your information confidential. Please note no assurance can be made as to the use of the data you provide for purposes other than this research.

Do I have to participate? No. If you do not participate, you will not be penalized or lose benefits or services unrelated to the research. If you decide to participate, you don’t have to answer any question and can stop participating at any time.

Who do I contact with questions, concerns or complaints? If you have questions, concerns or complaints about the research or have experienced a research-related injury, contact me at Dr. Theresa Cullen tacullen@ou.edu 405-325-3755 You can also contact the University of Oklahoma – Norman Campus Institutional Review Board (OU-NC IRB) at 405-325-8110 or irb@ou.edu if you have questions about your rights as a research participant, concerns, or complaints about the research and wish to talk to someone other than the researcher(s) or if you cannot reach the researcher(s).Please print this document for your records.

By providing information to the researcher(s), I am agreeing to participate in this research. This research has been approved by the University of Oklahoma,

Norman Campus IRB.IRB Number: _8359_______ Approval date: _8/14/17______

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