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Percentage of teachers who participated in any professional development during the last school year, and among all teachers, percentage of teachers who agreed with different statements about professional development at their school, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2017–18

      Percent of teachers who agreed with different statements about their professional development at their school  
School type and selected school characteristic Percent of teachers with any professional development during last school year   I have sufficient resources available for my professional development   I have access to about the same amount of resources for professional development as other teachers   My professional development opportunities are aligned with this school's performance goals   The techniques I'm learning about in my professional development will help improve student achievement   I feel capable of incorporating the kinds of techniques I'm learning in my professional development   The types of professional development available to me are consistent with my own professional goals   I have the opportunity to provide feedback to school leaders about my professional development experience to determine its value and impact  
   All schools 98.8   76.3   80.0   83.5   84.2   88.9   76.2   73.5  
                                 
All public schools 99.4   76.1   80.2   83.7   83.9   88.9   75.5   72.9  
                                 
School classification                                
Traditional public 99.5   76.2   80.4   83.7   83.8   88.9   75.5   72.7  
Charter school 98.7   74.6   77.3   83.0   85.3   89.4   76.1   75.8  
                                 
Community type                                
City 99.5   74.5   78.7   82.7   83.8   89.0   75.0   72.3  
Suburban 99.4   77.1   80.9   84.1   83.2   88.7   74.9   72.5  
Town 99.3   75.9   80.3   83.1   83.3   87.9   75.4   72.9  
Rural 99.4   76.7   80.9   84.7   85.7   89.6   77.3   74.6  
                                 
School level                                
Primary 99.6   77.1   80.8   85.1   86.4   90.1   77.7   73.9  
Middle 99.4   75.4   78.7   82.8   82.6   89.0   74.7   72.0  
High 99.3   75.2   80.6   82.6   80.1   86.8   72.1   71.4  
Combined 98.8   74.7   78.3   81.2   85.2   88.7   76.1   74.4  
                                 
Student enrollment                                
Less than 100 98.3   79.0   78.8   83.4   88.1   90.1   79.2   79.4  
100–199 99.3   74.6   77.8   80.7   84.8   89.0   77.0   75.9  
200–499 99.5   75.9   80.0   83.8   85.5   89.5   75.9   73.7  
500–749 99.5   76.8   80.4   84.4   84.8   89.4   77.0   73.0  
750–999 99.3   76.2   79.7   83.6   83.9   88.7   75.2   72.6  
1,000 or more 99.4   75.6   80.9   83.3   80.7   87.7   73.0   71.3  
                                 
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
for free or reduced‑price lunches
                               
0–34 99.4   78.4   81.8   84.6   83.4   89.2   75.1   73.8  
35–49 99.3   76.0   81.7   84.1   83.9   88.9   74.5   72.8  
50–74 99.4   74.9   79.1   82.5   83.5   88.4   75.2   72.7  
75 or more 99.5   74.8   78.6   83.5   84.7   89.0   76.6   72.3  
                                 
All private schools 94.5   78.0   78.5   82.1   86.2   89.0   81.0   77.6  
                                 
School Classification                                
Catholic 97.2   76.8   77.0   81.8   85.6   88.1   79.4   74.6  
Other religious                
Nonsectarian                
                                 
Community type                                
City 95.5   79.4   79.1   83.4   86.2   89.2   81.0   77.0  
Suburban 95.5   77.3   78.3   81.0   86.4   88.9   80.8   77.7  
Town 91.3   73.9   77.3   79.7   84.7   88.1   80.1   76.2  
Rural 89.1   77.6   77.4   81.8   86.5   89.3   81.6   80.2  
                                 
School level                                
Elementary 95.3   76.2   74.7   81.1   86.1   88.9   81.2   78.0  
Secondary 94.8   78.6   80.9   82.1   85.4   88.2   79.1   75.6  
Combined                
                                 
Student enrollment                                
Less than 100                
100–199 94.0   73.2   74.6   80.0   84.8   88.4   78.9   78.0  
200–499 96.6   78.8   78.8   81.7   86.1   88.7   81.0   75.9  
500–749 95.8   80.7   84.5   83.5   85.3   89.8   80.9   77.6  
750 or more                
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: Response options included "strongly disagree," "somewhat disagree," "somewhat agree," and "strongly agree." Teachers 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 Teacher and Private School Teacher Data Files,” 2017–18.