National Survey of Private Schools, 1985-1986: Teacher Questionnaire (ICPSR 2395)

Published: Oct 18, 2000

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics


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For this survey, a nationally representative sample of 6,299 private school teachers was drawn from a list of teachers employed in the fall of 1985 in a sample of 1,700 private schools in 75 areas of the country (see also NATIONAL SURVEY OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS, 1985-1986 [ICPSR 2396]). Data were collected from teachers by mail and telephone on topics such as salary, opinions, years of experience, educational background, and class load. Variables covering educational background include highest academic degree earned, which subject(s) their degrees were in, and further training courses taken, whether for credit, in-service training, or other training. Information on class load includes grade and subject matter taught, number of students enrolled, and whether their classrooms had teacher aides.

United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. National Survey of Private Schools, 1985-1986:  Teacher Questionnaire  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000-10-18.

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1985 -- 1986

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A sample of teachers in 1,700 private schools drawn from a list of schools in existence in 1983 in 75 primary sampling units (PSUs).

mail surveys and telephone interviews

survey data



2000-10-18 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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