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Table 230.92. Percentage of public school teachers who agreed that other teachers and the principal enforced school rules, by selected teacher and school characteristics: Selected years, 1987-88 through 2015-16
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Teacher or school characteristic 1987-88 1990-91 1993-94 1999-2000 2003-04 2007-08 2011-12 2015-16
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Other teachers enforced
      school rules1 
                               
Total 63.8 (0.31) 71.9 (0.36) 61.8 (0.42) 62.6 (0.39) 71.1 (0.46) 70.6 (0.55) 67.6 (0.51) 67.0 (0.43)
                                 
Years of teaching
      experience
                               
3 or fewer 66.5 (1.00) 74.6 (1.06) 66.4 (1.14) 67.7 (0.88) 75.0 (1.30) 71.8 (1.25) 69.0 (1.40) 69.6 (0.79)
4 to 9 63.3 (0.75) 70.4 (0.81) 60.2 (0.90) 59.3 (0.70) 69.5 (0.77) 68.3 (0.98) 65.3 (0.90) 65.7 (0.66)
10 to 19 63.2 (0.50) 71.6 (0.50) 61.0 (0.63) 62.8 (0.69) 70.0 (0.77) 70.0 (0.81) 67.2 (0.93) 65.5 (0.63)
20 or more 64.0 (0.61) 72.4 (0.61) 61.8 (0.63) 62.4 (0.64) 71.6 (0.71) 72.9 (0.90) 70.1 (0.91) 68.7 (0.65)
                                 
School level2                                
Elementary 73.3 (0.43) 79.7 (0.56) 70.9 (0.54) 71.2 (0.54) 78.8 (0.60) 78.8 (0.67) 75.2 (0.76) 74.7 (0.40)
Secondary 49.3 (0.59) 59.3 (0.45) 45.8 (0.36) 46.0 (0.49) 54.7 (0.55) 55.1 (0.66) 53.4 (0.71) 52.9 (0.65)
                                 
School enrollment                                
Under 200 71.3 (1.13) 81.7 (0.83) 70.4 (1.28) 70.2 (1.28) 81.5 (1.17) 77.5 (1.71) 74.0 (1.60) 74.2 (1.34)
200 to 499 72.0 (0.48) 78.6 (0.63) 70.1 (0.74) 71.0 (0.68) 78.6 (0.70) 78.2 (0.83) 74.2 (1.08) 74.0 (0.54)
500 to 749 66.7 (0.78) 75.5 (0.78) 66.4 (0.84) 67.1 (0.74) 76.0 (0.71) 74.2 (1.09) 72.0 (1.07) 71.4 (0.57)
750 to 999 60.0 (1.03) 68.0 (1.03) 57.7 (1.15) 61.8 (1.16) 69.0 (1.36) 71.5 (1.58) 65.9 (1.37) 65.9 (1.06)
1,000 or more 47.6 (0.86) 57.0 (0.69) 45.3 (0.80) 46.8 (0.79) 55.8 (0.87) 56.4 (1.23) 54.5 (1.03) 53.4 (0.80)
                                 
Locale3                                
City (†) (†) (†) (†) 67.8 (0.96) 67.3 (1.17) 66.7 (1.29) 64.6 (0.82)
Suburban (†) (†) (†) (†) 72.1 (0.79) 71.2 (0.84) 67.3 (0.83) 66.8 (0.68)
Town (†) (†) (†) (†) 71.6 (1.05) 72.2 (1.42) 68.0 (1.19) 68.3 (0.97)
Rural (†) (†) (†) (†) 73.5 (0.64) 72.5 (0.82) 68.6 (0.92) 70.5 (0.69)
                                 
Principal enforced school
      rules4 
                               
Total 83.1 (0.22) 86.7 (0.29) 80.8 (0.35) 82.2 (0.33) 87.2 (0.34) 88.0 (0.37) 83.7 (0.43) 84.0 (0.30)
                                 
Years of teaching
      experience
                               
3 or fewer 84.4 (0.56) 87.3 (0.58) 84.3 (0.74) 84.0 (0.62) 88.0 (0.81) 89.2 (0.74) 85.8 (1.20) 85.4 (0.63)
4 to 9 83.2 (0.46) 86.3 (0.63) 79.2 (0.73) 81.8 (0.59) 86.2 (0.61) 87.8 (0.69) 84.0 (0.76) 84.0 (0.49)
10 to 19 83.2 (0.37) 87.0 (0.46) 81.6 (0.49) 82.1 (0.56) 87.1 (0.58) 86.6 (0.70) 81.7 (0.79) 83.3 (0.42)
20 or more 82.3 (0.53) 86.5 (0.43) 79.8 (0.41) 81.8 (0.43) 87.8 (0.47) 88.9 (0.62) 85.1 (0.92) 84.1 (0.44)
                                 
School level2                                
Elementary 84.7 (0.39) 87.7 (0.44) 82.0 (0.51) 83.7 (0.46) 87.9 (0.51) 89.2 (0.48) 84.5 (0.64) 85.4 (0.34)
Secondary 81.1 (0.37) 85.5 (0.37) 78.6 (0.33) 79.5 (0.42) 85.8 (0.44) 85.9 (0.51) 82.2 (0.59) 81.6 (0.49)
                                 
School enrollment                                
Under 200 83.6 (0.79) 87.7 (0.72) 82.2 (0.90) 84.8 (0.89) 89.5 (0.84) 89.1 (1.08) 85.5 (1.26) 86.0 (1.20)
200 to 499 84.2 (0.41) 87.5 (0.49) 82.7 (0.53) 83.6 (0.56) 88.8 (0.53) 89.0 (0.67) 84.4 (0.90) 84.6 (0.48)
500 to 749 84.2 (0.58) 88.4 (0.54) 81.7 (0.80) 83.2 (0.59) 87.4 (0.69) 88.4 (0.72) 85.0 (0.79) 85.2 (0.55)
750 to 999 82.8 (0.85) 85.4 (0.83) 79.1 (0.93) 81.7 (0.94) 85.5 (1.19) 88.2 (0.93) 82.4 (1.33) 84.2 (0.69)
1,000 or more 80.5 (0.65) 84.6 (0.66) 77.8 (0.60) 79.6 (0.60) 85.6 (0.63) 86.3 (0.76) 81.8 (0.82) 81.4 (0.59)
                                 
Locale3                                
City (†) (†) (†) (†) 84.3 (0.69) 85.1 (0.89) 81.5 (1.07) 81.7 (0.54)
Suburban (†) (†) (†) (†) 88.3 (0.55) 89.0 (0.62) 84.0 (0.78) 84.2 (0.46)
Town (†) (†) (†) (†) 88.7 (0.75) 88.9 (1.14) 85.1 (0.97) 85.2 (0.62)
Rural (†) (†) (†) (†) 88.3 (0.61) 89.3 (0.62) 85.0 (0.76) 86.4 (0.52)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 Respondents were asked whether "rules for student behavior are consistently enforced by teachers in this school, even for students not in their classes."
2 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.
3 Locale data prior to 2003-04 are not comparable to data based on current definitions. Interpret 2015-16 data on city teachers with caution. After nonresponse adjustments, the nonresponse bias for this category is greater than for other characteristics.
4 Respondents were asked whether "my principal enforces school rules for student conduct and backs me up when I need it."
NOTE: Teachers who taught only prekindergarten students are excluded. Includes both teachers who "strongly" agreed and those who "somewhat" agreed that rules were enforced by other teachers and the principal. Includes teachers in both traditional public schools and public charter schools. 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," 1987-88, 1990-91, 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12; "Charter School Teacher Data File," 1999-2000; and National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2015-16. (This table was prepared August 2017.)

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