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Percentage of public school principals indicating that teacher performance evaluation results were used to inform any decisions about teachers during the last school year (2016–17), by selected school characteristics: 2017–18

Selected school characteristic Formally recognizing high-performing teachers   Determining annual salary increases   Determining bonuses or performance-based
compensation other than salary increases
  Determining teaching assignments   Offering career advancement opportunities,
such as teacher
leadership roles
  Granting job protection or tenure  
   All public schools 39.1   8.5   14.4   48.5   43.8   37.7  
                         
School classification                        
Traditional public 37.5   6.5   12.5   47.6   42.2   39.1  
Charter school 57.8   32.0   36.9   59.8   63.0   20.5  
                         
Community type                         
City 46.7   12.9   18.7   52.9   52.1   36.3  
Suburban  35.9   8.1   13.5   46.4   42.6   41.3  
Town  32.7   5.9   10.0   45.4   39.8   36.0  
Rural  38.1   5.4   13.1   48.1   38.5   35.5  
                         
School level                        
Primary 37.5   8.4   15.2   47.2   42.5   37.6  
Middle 39.4   7.3   12.9   52.5   45.6   39.4  
High 41.7   8.6   12.6   51.7   45.7   38.7  
Combined 42.1   10.3   16.0   43.3   44.2   33.0  
                         
Student enrollment                        
Less than 200 37.1   9.2   12.2   38.0   38.6   32.7  
200–499 37.6   7.8   13.2   46.0   42.6   39.1  
500–749 40.1   8.4   15.9   50.6   44.4   37.6  
750–999 40.0   7.4   17.2   54.7   45.7   35.9  
1,000 or more 44.2   11.1   16.1   62.0   52.5   40.5  
                         
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
for free or reduced‑price lunches
                       
0–34 31.5   7.2   11.4   38.5   38.1   38.8  
35–49 33.2   6.4   10.2   44.3   37.7   38.2  
50–74 38.6   7.4   13.0   50.4   43.9   35.3  
75 or more 48.1   11.1   19.6   57.2   51.1   38.1  
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Principal and Private School Principal Documentation Data Files," 2017–18.