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Percentage of public school districts that used pay incentives for various reasons, by selected public school district characteristics: 2011–12

Selected public school
district characteristic
To reward teachers who
have attained National Board
for Professional Teaching
Standards certification
  To reward excellence in
teaching
  To recruit or retain teachers
to teach in a less desirable
location
    To recruit or retain teachers
to teach in fields of shortage
 
All public school districts 24.5 11.3 5.6   13.5
 
District size
1 school 19.8 22.9 8.8   15.8
2-3 schools 17.0 3.8 2.4   7.6
4-5 schools 22.6 5.8 3.6   13.9
6-9 schools 32.8 4.9 2.6   11.2
10-19 schools 44.0 7.5 7.1   18.1
20 or more schools 54.0 10.5 15.0   28.3
 
Community type 
City  27.1 34.8 11.3   20.6
Suburban  25.5 9.0 4.2   10.2
Town  26.9 6.1 3.8   12.1
Rural  22.6 6.7 5.1   13.1
 
District K-12 enrollment
Less than 250 17.5 16.3 8.3   16.1
250-999   18.8 14.3 5.4   11.2
1,000-1,999 22.3 6.5 2.9   9.6
2,000-4,999 32.7 5.6 3.0   12.6
5,000-9,999 41.2 7.1 6.5   18.6
10,000 or more 50.1 10.5 13.0   27.5
 
Percent of K-12 students in
district who were
approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
0-34  22.2 3.7 2.6   8.2
35-49  23.0 6.7 3.0   9.8
50-74  25.9 7.9 5.8   16.0
75 or more  29.7 26.8 12.4   20.1
     District did not participate
in free or reduced-
price lunch program
18.9   24.9   6.2 !   16.3  
                   
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2011–12.


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