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Introduction

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is currently reevaluating weights developed for the teacher data in the National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) of 2015-16. Analyses suggest that the weights may be improperly inflated. Research needed to complete the reevaluation, produce updated weights, and rerelease the data will not be completed until the end of 2019. Please periodically return to the NTPS website for further updates. Please note that data on schools and principals from the 2015-16 NTPS are not affected by this process.

The National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) is a system of related questionnaires that provide descriptive data on the context of elementary and secondary education in addition to giving policymakers a variety of statistics on the condition of education in the United States. Redesigned from the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) with a focus on flexibility, timeliness, and integration with other ED data, the NTPS system allows for principal, teacher, and student characteristics to be analyzed in detail. (Learn More)