Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 230.90. Percentage of public and private school teachers who agreed that student misbehavior and student tardiness and class cutting interfered with their teaching, by selected teacher and school characteristics: Selected years, 1987-88 through 2011-12
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Teacher or school characteristic Student misbehavior interfered with teaching Student tardiness and class cutting interfered with teaching
1987-88 1990-91 1993-94 1999-2000 2003-04 2007-08 2011-12 1987-88 1990-91 1993-94 1999-2000 2003-04 2007-08 2011-12
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Total 40.2 (0.33) 33.8 (0.31) 41.3 (0.34) 38.6 (0.39) 35.1 (0.58) 34.1 (0.50) 38.5 (0.61) 32.6 (0.28) (†) 25.4 (0.28) 29.3 (0.30) 31.3 (0.44) 31.5 (0.60) 35.3 (0.46)
                                                         
Years of teaching experience                                                        
3 or fewer 42.1 (0.95) 35.5 (0.75) 44.8 (0.98) 41.5 (0.79) 39.2 (2.15) 37.3 (1.00) 43.2 (1.21) 34.6 (0.89) (†) 27.8 (0.71) 32.3 (0.73) 34.0 (1.20) 34.3 (1.01) 38.5 (1.28)
4 to 9 40.1 (0.65) 33.6 (0.69) 41.9 (0.61) 40.5 (0.66) 36.2 (0.75) 35.1 (1.02) 39.8 (1.05) 31.4 (0.50) (†) 25.5 (0.59) 30.1 (0.55) 32.0 (0.70) 32.6 (1.01) 36.0 (0.96)
10 to 19 39.5 (0.41) 33.0 (0.52) 40.7 (0.57) 36.4 (0.65) 34.0 (0.83) 33.6 (0.83) 38.0 (0.92) 31.7 (0.35) (†) 24.3 (0.48) 26.7 (0.55) 30.7 (0.75) 30.9 (1.04) 35.3 (0.93)
20 or more 40.7 (0.73) 34.1 (0.70) 40.1 (0.53) 37.6 (0.57) 32.8 (0.68) 31.5 (0.82) 35.4 (0.97) 34.3 (0.61) (†) 25.5 (0.35) 29.3 (0.51) 29.7 (0.67) 29.1 (0.90) 33.0 (0.95)
                                                         
School level1                                                        
Elementary 39.2 (0.53) 34.1 (0.45) 40.9 (0.54) 39.1 (0.57) 33.8 (0.74) 32.6 (0.73) 38.6 (0.92) 22.6 (0.35) (†) 17.2 (0.41) 24.2 (0.42) 26.5 (0.57) 25.6 (0.76) 31.0 (0.71)
Secondary 43.2 (0.43) 34.9 (0.43) 43.7 (0.35) 39.5 (0.42) 40.0 (0.60) 38.8 (0.74) 40.5 (0.80) 49.9 (0.45) (†) 43.0 (0.37) 41.5 (0.46) 43.8 (0.65) 45.4 (0.81) 45.3 (0.69)
                                                         
School control                                                        
Public2 42.3 (0.36) 35.7 (0.34) 44.1 (0.40) 40.8 (0.42) 37.2 (0.52) 36.0 (0.57) 40.7 (0.65) 34.7 (0.29) (†) 27.9 (0.32) 31.5 (0.35) 33.4 (0.45) 33.4 (0.64) 37.6 (0.51)
Private 24.2 (0.95) 20.0 (0.63) 22.4 (0.43) 24.1 (0.61) 20.7 (2.47) 20.6 (0.72) 22.0 (1.05) 17.2 (0.73) (†) 8.6 (0.42) 15.0 (0.43) 16.9 (1.11) 17.9 (0.72) 18.8 (1.06)
                                                         
School enrollment                                                        
Under 200 31.9 (0.89) 25.0 (0.82) 31.1 (0.72) 32.5 (0.93) 29.4 (2.44) 29.9 (1.10) 33.9 (1.27) 24.5 (0.94) (†) 14.7 (0.51) 21.7 (0.71) 24.9 (1.52) 26.1 (0.91) 29.4 (1.03)
200 to 499 36.6 (0.52) 30.6 (0.60) 36.9 (0.72) 36.4 (0.57) 30.7 (0.91) 32.9 (0.87) 37.3 (0.87) 23.9 (0.37) (†) 16.9 (0.52) 25.0 (0.60) 26.2 (0.73) 27.4 (0.94) 32.1 (0.92)
500 to 749 41.2 (0.63) 34.9 (0.64) 41.9 (0.74) 40.0 (0.82) 34.0 (0.94) 34.4 (1.28) 37.4 (1.38) 29.0 (0.66) (†) 21.2 (0.67) 27.1 (0.63) 28.2 (0.83) 28.4 (1.25) 32.5 (1.02)
750 to 999 44.6 (1.10) 39.3 (1.03) 47.6 (0.85) 39.8 (1.32) 37.2 (1.45) 32.4 (1.34) 41.9 (1.82) 35.6 (1.05) (†) 30.2 (1.19) 27.7 (1.00) 31.0 (1.15) 29.6 (1.24) 36.7 (1.87)
1,000 or more 47.0 (0.75) 38.8 (0.76) 48.0 (0.69) 41.9 (0.65) 43.7 (0.85) 37.9 (1.01) 40.9 (0.97) 54.2 (0.72) (†) 46.8 (0.70) 41.7 (0.77) 44.9 (0.97) 43.1 (1.13) 44.2 (0.92)
                                                         
Locale3                                                        
City (†) (†) (†) (†) 41.8 (1.14) 39.9 (1.08) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 37.3 (0.89) 38.5 (0.95) (†)
Suburban (†) (†) (†) (†) 32.3 (0.77) 31.7 (0.78) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 28.5 (0.74) 28.8 (0.86) (†)
Town (†) (†) (†) (†) 34.7 (1.32) 34.7 (1.32) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 31.7 (1.12) 34.0 (1.68) (†)
Rural (†) (†) (†) (†) 31.1 (1.31) 30.8 (0.97) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 27.9 (0.88) 26.4 (0.92) (†)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met. Data may be suppressed because the response rate is under 50 percent, there are too few cases for a reliable estimate, or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Elementary schools are those with any of grades kindergarten through grade 6 and none of grades 9 through 12. Secondary schools have any of grades 7 through 12 and none of grades kindergarten through grade 6. Combined elementary/secondary schools are included in totals but are not shown separately.
2 Includes traditional public and public charter schools.
3 Substantial improvements in geocoding technology and changes in the Office of Management and Budget's definition of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas allow for more precision in describing an area as of 2003-04. Comparisons with earlier years are not possible.
NOTE: Teachers who taught only prekindergarten students are excluded. Includes both teachers who "strongly" agreed and those who "somewhat" agreed that student misbehavior or student tardiness and class cutting interfered with their teaching. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File" and "Private School Teacher Data File," 1987-88, 1990-91, 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12; and "Charter School Teacher Data File," 1999-2000. (This table was prepared October 2013.)

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