Survey and URL Description/Focus Respondents Frequency of Administration How Data Are Compiled Most Recent Data Collection Next Expected Data Collection
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)

http://nces.ed.gov​/surveys/sass/
Four interrelated surveys: school, teacher, principal, and school district questionnaires provide descriptive data on the context of elementary and secondary education. Topics include teacher demand, teacher and principal characteristics, general conditions in schools, and teacher compensation A survey of a representative sample of schools across the country Every 4 years Regular use in analysis of school safety, and school libraries 2011-2012 2015-2016
Schools and Staffing Survey–Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS)

http://nces.ed.gov​/surveys/sass/
Principal retention and mobility Survey sent to the principal of every school selected for the previous year’s SASS Every 4 years, in the year following the SASS Data tables available; occasional use in analysis of principal attrition 2008-2009 2012-2013
Schools and Staffing Survey–Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS)

http://nces.ed.gov​/surveys/sass/
Teacher retention, teaching status and assignments, and information on decisions to change schools Survey sent to the principal of every school selected for the previous year’s SASS Every 4 years Regular use in analysis of teacher attrition and teacher qualifications 2008-2009 2012-2013


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