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Table 7. Percentage of public school principals who thought they had a major influence on decisions concerning various activities at their school, by state: 2011–12


State Setting performance standards for students   Establishing curriculum   Determining the content of in-service professional development programs for teachers   Evaluating teachers   Hiring new full-time teachers   Setting discipline policy   Deciding how their school budget will be spent  
United States 73.6   43.2   69.8   96.2   85.1   79.8   64.1  
                             
Alabama 78.9   42.4   60.0   98.2   78.8   72.5   66.7  
Alaska 60.9   34.8   58.8   98.8   70.5   79.0   54.3  
Arizona 70.9   44.7   75.4   94.7   89.4   73.1   46.6  
Arkansas 73.4   53.1   74.6   97.2   82.6   74.6   48.0  
California 72.1   41.3   76.7   95.0   72.1   84.2   69.7  
                             
Colorado 81.1   41.5   75.2   99.4   99.1   81.2   70.4  
Connecticut 71.5   28.1   64.5   94.5   92.0   80.6   54.1  
Delaware 69.5   33.3   60.2   94.2   85.2   61.6   76.8  
District of Columbia              
Florida 71.3   39.7   70.8   93.8   91.0   87.5   64.1  
                             
Georgia 76.6   38.2   75.8   98.5   96.7   81.3   74.2  
Hawaii 93.1   49.9 ! 100.0   94.1   92.6   86.2   83.1  
Idaho 71.2   42.5   74.7   91.5   97.9   90.0   72.1  
Illinois 70.6   53.0   72.2   94.6   91.2   78.3   62.5  
Indiana 72.9   54.7   75.5   95.6   88.9   90.4   46.9  
                             
Iowa 66.0   38.8   69.7   97.1   95.2   80.2   46.1  
Kansas 72.4   42.5   79.8   100.0   92.5   81.0   64.4  
Kentucky 69.9   48.1   69.0   97.4   87.8   82.1   78.9  
Louisiana 72.9   29.4   74.5   96.4   78.3   74.0   56.4  
Maine 58.9   49.7   66.9   96.0   91.2   87.2   51.0  
                             
Maryland              
Massachusetts 75.0   41.2   62.4   98.2   80.2   75.3   42.8  
Michigan 75.3   46.5   72.3   95.9   81.8   82.3   55.3  
Minnesota 75.2   49.6   74.7   93.6   91.9   81.2   54.5  
Mississippi 74.9   53.3   65.2   96.8   91.0   62.1   60.8  
                             
Missouri 76.4   49.3   75.3   96.8   90.5   73.6   62.9  
Montana 60.9   52.6   66.3   99.1   78.8   76.8   50.3  
Nebraska 68.6   48.6   71.7   95.8   87.9   76.9   53.0  
Nevada 77.8   29.7   90.0   92.2   85.2   81.8   65.2  
New Hampshire 71.5   50.2   73.2   96.4   92.2   86.4   71.5  
                             
New Jersey 80.0   43.7   62.7   95.7   73.7   80.5   54.7  
New Mexico 69.6   53.6   67.8   98.2   90.7   85.6   53.3  
New York 77.5   50.2   65.7   95.0   83.2   79.2   58.4  
North Carolina 76.3   32.5   51.8   99.1   94.5   78.9   77.6  
North Dakota 60.2   55.0   61.3   100.0   83.2   82.9   41.2  
                             
Ohio 70.5   37.3   59.8   95.8   84.5   79.0   60.9  
Oklahoma 72.0   56.9   70.7   97.1   90.0   76.0   50.3  
Oregon 79.9   41.3   71.8   93.6   90.7   78.2   70.9  
Pennsylvania 72.0   37.5   57.4   97.3   66.1   75.7   50.2  
Rhode Island 67.3   31.1   55.2   96.0   40.0   66.2   42.9  
                             
South Carolina 73.3   45.7   75.5   93.8   90.0   66.9   66.5  
South Dakota 72.4   64.9   79.0   95.2   93.5   89.6   46.7  
Tennessee 76.6   41.2   74.8   95.6   86.3   89.0   74.6  
Texas 79.3   47.2   68.2   96.6   88.9   79.1   74.7  
Utah 71.7   37.0   76.3   98.5   97.2   84.9   86.1  
                             
Vermont 69.2   51.7   70.9   95.7   96.5   94.0   65.9  
Virginia 64.3   27.7   76.5   98.7   88.2   66.0   72.8  
Washington 65.3   28.2   70.7   98.8   84.6   81.5   79.2  
West Virginia 69.1   33.7   44.9   96.4   37.4   84.0   71.1  
Wisconsin 77.7   45.5   73.8   96.4   91.1   86.3   78.1  
Wyoming 79.6   44.1   60.2   93.7   95.1   82.7   79.6  
! 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).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: Response options included "no influence," "minor influence," "moderate influence," "major influence," and "not applicable." Principals who reported "not applicable" are excluded from the table.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Principal Data File," 2011–12.


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