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Percentage of principals who were evaluated during the last school year and, among those principals, percentage that agreed with different statements about their evaluations, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2017–18

      Percent of evaluated principals that agreed with different statements
School type and selected school characteristic Percent of principals
who were evaluated
last school year
  The evaluator(s)
accurately evaluated
my strengths and
weaknesses as a
principal
  My evaluator(s) was
fair and unbiased
  Overall, the
evaluation process
was fair
  I had a strong
understanding of
how I would be
evaluated at this
school
  I had a clearer idea
of what was
expected of me
because of the
evaluation process
  The evaluation
rubric accurately
represents the
scope of my
responsibilities as a
principal
 
   All schools 72.1   90.8   92.4   92.6   89.8   87.7   83.1  
                             
All public schools 78.2   90.4   92.1   92.1   90.2   88.1   83.6  
                             
School classification                            
Traditional public 78.9   90.4   92.0   92.2   90.3   88.1   83.6  
Charter school 69.0   90.9   92.6   91.6   88.9   87.2   84.5  
                             
Community type                            
City 77.5   89.8   91.3   91.0   90.8   88.0   81.6  
Suburban 79.7   89.2   91.8   91.7   89.8   87.6   83.3  
Town 77.7   91.4   93.5   93.1   90.1   88.2   87.4  
Rural 77.1   92.1   92.5   93.5   90.2   88.6   84.4  
                             
School level                            
Primary 78.9   90.7   92.2   92.5   90.7   88.2   83.7  
Middle 78.9   90.3   91.4   91.9   89.3   88.0   85.2  
High 77.3   89.6   92.9   91.3   88.9   87.0   82.2  
Combined 74.6   90.8   90.8   91.9   91.8   89.5   83.8  
                             
Student enrollment                            
Less than 100 64.8   91.1   91.1   90.9   87.0   87.7   78.7  
100–199 71.9   88.7   90.5   89.9   86.0   85.4   80.6  
200–499 80.0   90.7   92.2   92.5   90.4   88.4   84.3  
500–749 79.1   90.5   91.6   92.2   90.9   87.8   83.6  
750–999 80.2   90.5   91.5   91.3   90.6   88.0   86.4  
1,000 or more 80.2   90.1   94.4   93.5   92.1   89.6   83.2  
                             
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
for free or reduced‑price lunches
                           
0–34 79.4   90.7   92.8   92.7   90.1   87.9   84.6  
35–49 79.0   89.9   93.4   93.5   89.4   86.9   82.3  
50–74 78.9   91.1   92.6   93.0   90.6   88.5   83.8  
75 or more 76.3   90.0   90.4   90.5   90.4   88.5   83.3  
                             
All private schools 51.3   92.8   94.2   95.2   87.4   85.9   80.5  
                             
School Classification                            
Catholic 62.6   91.8   94.8   94.8   88.1   85.9   80.0  
Other religious 41.0   93.4   93.4   95.5   87.0   86.1   81.3  
Nonsectarian 58.2   93.1   94.4   95.2   87.1   85.6   79.9  
                             
Community type                            
City 57.3   93.7   94.7   94.9   89.4   85.5   81.2  
Suburban 53.5   93.8   95.3   95.5   87.7   87.6   81.1  
Town 42.9   94.1   92.9   96.4   88.3   89.5   83.0  
Rural 42.4   88.4   91.4   94.5   82.3   81.7   76.6  
                             
School level                            
Elementary 52.7   91.8   93.5   94.5   87.2   85.2   79.5  
Secondary 54.9   92.7   94.7   94.8   81.5   83.1   78.4  
Combined 47.1   94.9   95.2   96.7   91.0   88.7   83.5  
                             
Student enrollment                            
Less than 100 40.9   93.5   94.6   96.5   85.8   84.1   78.8  
100–199 60.7   92.5   92.2   94.6   87.7   86.2   83.1  
200–499 61.6   91.9   95.7   94.0   88.6   86.7   79.3  
500–749 62.5   90.5   91.3   91.9   87.5   87.3   78.7  
750 or more 67.7   97.5   96.0   97.2   93.4   94.2   89.7  
NOTE: Response options included "strongly disagree," "somewhat disagree," "somewhat agree," and "strongly agree." Principals who reported "somewhat agree" or "strongly agree" were considered to have reported that they "agreed" with different statements.
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.