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Among public school principals with at least 1 year of experience at their current school and who participated in any professional development last school year, percentage reporting that they participated in professional development on various topics, by selected school characteristics and principal experience: 2017–18

                   
Selected school characteristic
and principal experience
Analyzing and
interpreting student
achievement data
  Human resource
management
  Student
motivation and
engagement
  Use of
technology to
support
instruction
  School
management
and policy
  School
improvement
planning
  Social services
for students
  Safety or school
climate
  Supporting
effective
instruction
 
   All public schools 85.5   48.8   77.2   78.5   65.3   77.1   54.2   85.1   91.9  
                                     
School classification                                    
Traditional public 85.6   48.8   77.3   79.5   64.9   77.1   54.1   85.5   92.0  
Charter school 85.1   49.3   77.2   66.2   70.4   76.3   55.2   79.7   90.2  
                                     
Community type                                    
City 89.0   59.6   78.0   75.2   71.6   83.4   59.5   85.8   93.7  
Suburban 83.9   49.8   75.7   81.2   63.5   74.8   56.3   85.6   92.1  
Town 83.0   40.7   78.6   76.2   63.2   76.7   51.0   83.2   91.0  
Rural 85.1   40.2   77.7   80.0   62.0   73.5   47.4   84.7   90.2  
                                     
School level                                    
Primary 87.2   49.5   75.4   77.4   63.4   77.0   52.4   84.0   92.4  
Middle 83.6   47.7   81.2   81.3   64.3   77.6   60.1   85.7   92.8  
High 83.6   50.4   77.8   79.1   69.9   77.1   57.8   88.0   90.9  
Combined 82.3   43.8   80.7   80.0   69.4   76.4   47.6   84.9   89.3  
                                     
Student enrollment                                    
Less than 200 82.1   46.0   76.2   74.2   68.4   74.4   49.8   83.3   87.1  
200–499 85.4   43.9   76.7   77.2   62.6   76.4   52.0   83.3   91.9  
500–749 86.2   52.1   78.3   79.0   64.7   77.5   54.4   87.2   93.0  
750–999 88.0   54.7   77.0   84.2   70.3   80.7   60.0   87.0   93.8  
1,000 or more 86.6   58.2   78.3   83.0   68.7   78.7   62.4   87.4   93.9  
                                     
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
 for free or reduced–price lunches
                                 
0–34 79.9   44.6   74.6   78.1   60.3   71.9   51.6   84.9   90.5  
35–49 84.5   43.3   77.7   81.1   59.8   72.3   56.4   87.1   90.8  
50–74 85.5   49.1   77.7   79.6   65.7   78.4   54.1   84.3   91.9  
75 or more 90.7   54.8   79.0   77.0   72.0   82.8   55.4   84.9   93.6  
                                     
Principal total years of experience                                    
1 or 2 years 85.8   54.6   79.3   75.3   72.1   78.0   54.4   83.6   90.9  
3–9 years 84.8   48.2   77.1   78.3   65.4   77.1   54.0   85.4   92.2  
10 years or more 86.5   45.8   76.0   81.3   60.4   76.5   54.3   85.7   92.1  
NOTE: Percentages are among those principals who indicated that, during the last school year (2016–17), they participated in any professional development activities as a principal at their current school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Principal Data File," 2017–18.