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Table 35.  Percentage of private schools that used pay incentives for various reasons, by affiliation stratum: 2003–04

Affiliation stratum To reward teachers who have attained National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification   To reward excellence in teaching   To reward completion of in-service professional development   To recruit or retain teachers to teach in a less desirable location To recruit or retain teachers to teach in fields of shortage  
All private schools  6.3   19.7   15.9   7.4  
                   
Catholic- Parochial  4.5   7.1   15.4   4.7  
Catholic- Diocesan  5.8   10.6   20.6   6.2  
Catholic- Private  7.6   13.7   18.5   7.0  
Amish  3.1 ! 14.4   #   7.0  
Assembly of God  13.2   16.3   18.0   12.2  
Baptist  5.0   18.1   12.7   7.6  
Episcopal  3.2 ! 25.3   11.6   5.4  
Jewish  6.2   27.8   19.6   20.5  
Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod  1.7 ! 5.9 ! 13.7   0.9 !
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod  2.7 ! #   2.8 ! #  
Mennonite  #   23.7   2.3 ! 11.2 !
Pentecostal  2.3 ! 32.3   12.0   7.0 !
Seventh-Day Adventist  8.3   19.1   26.3   1.1 !
Other Religious  6.8   17.5   13.1   5.1  
Nonsectarian- Regular  8.2   42.8   20.7   12.9  
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  7.6   32.6   17.9   8.0  
Nonsectarian- Special Education 11.6   29.7   18.3   16.3  
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Private School Data File, 2003–04.

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