|Figure 37-1: Percentage of public elementary and secondary teachers who worked in districts that offered a financial incentive for various purposes: School year 2007-08|
1 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is a voluntary assessment program designed to develop, recognize, and retain accomplished teachers and improve overall teacher effectiveness.
NOTE: Financial incentives include cash bonuses, salary increases, or different steps on the salary schedule. This indicator presents data on teachers in traditional public schools. Charter schools and private schools are not included in this figure. Teachers whose districts did not provide information on pay incentives (7.3 percent) are not included in this analysis. For more information on the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), see supplemental note 3.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher and District Data Files," 2007–08.