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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table B26.-Standard errors for Table A26:  Mean ratings by public and private school principals 
           regarding their influence in establishing curriculum, hiring new teachers, and 
           setting discipline policy, by selected school characteristics: 1987-88, 1990-91, 
           and 1993-94
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                                                                        Activity area
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                                       Establishing curriculum        Hiring new teachers       Setting discipline policy
                                     ---------------------------  ---------------------------  ----------------------------
School characteristics                1987-88  1990-91  1993-94    1987-88  1990-91  1993-94    1987-88  1990-91  1993-94
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PUBLIC
  Total                                 0.01     0.02     0.02       0.02     0.02     0.02       0.01     0.01     0.01
  School level
    Elementary                          0.02     0.03     0.02       0.02     0.02     0.02       0.01     0.02     0.02
    Secondary                           0.02     0.03     0.02       0.03     0.02     0.01       0.04     0.02     0.02
    Combined                            0.04     0.08     0.07       0.06     0.07     0.06       0.01     0.05     0.04
  School size
    Less than 150                       0.06     0.05     0.05       0.07     0.06     0.06       0.05     0.04     0.04
    150-499                             0.02     0.03     0.03       0.03     0.03     0.02       0.02     0.02     0.02
    500-749                             0.03     0.04     0.03       0.03     0.04     0.03       0.02     0.03     0.03
    750 or more                         0.03     0.04     0.03       0.02     0.04     0.03       0.02     0.04     0.02
  Minority enrollment
    Less than 20%                       0.02     0.02     0.03       0.02     0.02     0.02       0.01     0.02     0.02
    20%-50%                             0.04     0.05     0.04       0.05     0.04     0.03       0.04     0.03     0.03
    More than 50%                       0.03     0.05     0.04       0.03     0.04     0.04       0.04     0.04     0.03
  District size
    Less than 1,000                     0.04     0.04     0.04       0.05     0.04     0.03       0.04     0.03     0.05
    1,000-4,999                         0.02     0.03     0.04       0.03     0.03     0.03       0.02     0.02     0.03
    5,000-9,999                         0.04     0.05     0.05       0.04     0.04     0.04       0.03     0.04     0.03
    10,000 or more                      0.03     0.04     0.03       0.03     0.04     0.04      20.00     0.03     0.03
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Table B26.-Standard errors for Table A26:  Mean ratings by public and private school principals 
           regarding their influence in establishing curriculum, hiring new teachers, and 
           setting discipline policy, by selected school characteristics: 1987-88, 1990-91, 
           and 1993-94(continued)
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                                                                        Activity area
                                     --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Establishing curriculum        Hiring new teachers       Setting discipline policy
                                     ---------------------------  ---------------------------  ----------------------------
School characteristics                1987-88  1990-91  1993-94    1987-88  1990-91  1993-94    1987-88  1990-91  1993-94
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PRIVATE
  Total                                 0.03     0.03     0.03       0.04     0.03     0.03       0.03     0.03     0.02
  School level
    Elementary                          0.04     0.04     0.04       0.04     0.04     0.04       0.03     0.02     0.02
    Secondary                           0.10     0.07     0.06       0.05     0.05     0.03       0.06     0.05     0.03
    Combined                            0.07     0.06     0.08       0.09     0.08     0.07       0.07     0.05     0.05
  School size
    Less than 150                       0.05     0.05     0.06       0.07     0.07     0.06       0.06     0.04     0.04
    150-499                             0.04     0.03     0.03       0.02     0.02     0.02       0.03     0.03     0.02
    500-749                             0.09     0.08     0.05       0.04     0.03     0.03       0.06     0.05     0.03
    750 or more                         0.12     0.10     0.04       0.05     0.05     0.03       0.05     0.06     0.03
  Minority enrollment
    Less than 20%                       0.04     0.04     0.05       0.04     0.04     0.05       0.04     0.03     0.03
    20%-50%                             0.09     0.09     0.07       0.13     0.05     0.06       0.08     0.03     0.03
    More than 50%                       0.06     0.11     0.05       0.05     0.11     0.04       0.07     0.06     0.03
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NOTE:  Principals were asked to rate how much actual influence they had on each activity on a scale of 1 to 6, where 1 
represented none and 6 represented a great  deal.  The 1993-94 questionnaires used a 0 to 5 scale, and 1993-94 scores 
in this table have been adjusted to the 1 to 6 scale.
SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Education, , Schools and Staffing Survey: 
1987-88 (School Administrator, Public and Private School, and Teacher Demand and Shortage Questionnaires), 
1990-91 (Public and Private School Administrator, Public and Private School, and Teacher Demand and Shortage
Questionnaires), and 1993-94 (Public and Private School Principal, Public and Private School, and Teacher 
Demand and Shortage Questionnaires).

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