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Digest of Education Statistics: 2017
Digest of Education Statistics: 2017

NCES 2018-070
January 2018


Table 233.67a. Percentage of public schools providing training for classroom teachers or aides in specific safety and discipline topics, by safety and discipline training topic: Selected years, 2003-04 through 2015-16
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Safety and discipline training topic 2003-04 2005-06 2007-08 2009-10 2013-141 2015-16
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Classroom management for teachers 72.3   (1.14) 80.7   (1.03) 81.5   (1.20) 79.7   (1.07) 77.7   (1.34) 83.8   (1.23)
Safety procedures 87.8   (0.92) 90.7   (0.61) 88.7   (1.01) 88.2   (0.76) 94.8   (0.73) 93.4   (0.87)
                                     
Schoolwide discipline policies and practices related to                                    
Bullying2,3   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 89.1   (1.09)   (†)
Cyberbullying4   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 67.5   (1.24)
Bullying3 other than cyberbullying4   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 78.7   (1.11)
                                     
Violence,5 alcohol, and/or drug use6 67.5   (1.15) 72.1   (1.32) 65.6   (1.31)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Violence5,7   (†)   (†)   (†) 61.9   (1.26) 66.7   (1.47) 68.8   (1.40)
Alcohol and/or drug use7   (†)   (†)   (†) 44.4   (1.36) 46.5   (1.34) 41.6   (1.21)
                                     
Recognizing                                    
Early warning signs of students likely to exhibit
      violent behavior
44.8   (1.31) 50.8   (1.27) 47.9   (1.37) 45.7   (1.02) 48.1   (1.42) 47.8   (1.45)
Physical, social, and verbal bullying3 behaviors   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 78.8   (1.26) 75.5   (1.21)
Signs of students using/abusing alcohol and/or drugs 39.9   (1.27) 46.4   (1.08) 36.1   (1.45) 34.7   (1.34) 34.3   (1.38) 29.7   (1.08)
                                     
Intervention and referral strategies for students with
      signs of mental health disorders8
  (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 53.4   (1.50)
Positive behavioral intervention strategies 76.2   (1.12) 83.0   (1.03) 79.0   (1.09) 79.4   (1.00) 81.0   (1.22) 82.1   (0.91)
Crisis prevention and intervention   (†)   (†)   (†) 66.6   (1.25) 74.3   (1.32) 71.2   (1.11)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 Data for 2013-14 were collected using the Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), while data for all other years were collected using the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). The 2013-14 FRSS survey was designed to allow comparisons with SSOCS data. However, respondents to the 2013-14 survey could choose either to complete the survey on paper (and mail it back) or to complete the survey online, whereas respondents to SSOCS did not have the option of completing the survey online. The 2013-14 survey also relied on a smaller sample. The smaller sample size and difference in survey administration may have impacted the 2013-14 results.
2 In 2013-14, a single item on the questionnaire asked about training in policies and practices "related to bullying" and did not specifically include "cyberbullying."
3 In survey years prior to 2015-16, bullying was not defined for respondents. The 2015-16 questionnaire defined bullying as "any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths who are not siblings or current dating partners that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated."
4 The 2015-16 questionnaire included one item on cyberbullying and a separate item on "bullying other than cyberbullying." The questionnaire defined cyberbullying as occurring "when willful and repeated harm is inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices."
5 In all survey years included in this table, the questionnaire defined violence as "actual, attempted, or threatened fight or assault."
6 In 2007-08 and earlier survey years, a single item on the questionnaire asked about "violence, alcohol, and/or drug use."
7 In 2009-10 and later years, the questionnaire included one item that asked about violence and a separate item that asked about alcohol and/or drug use.
8 This item, which was included only on the 2015-16 questionnaire, provided the following examples of mental health disorders: depression, mood disorders, and ADHD. The questionnaire defined mental health disorders as "collectively, all diagnosable mental health disorders or health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning."
NOTE: Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2009-10, and 2015-16 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2016; and Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), "School Safety and Discipline: 2013-14," FRSS 106, 2014. (This table was prepared September 2017.)