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Principal Follow-Up Survey, 2016-17

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2023

The Principal Follow-Up Survey, 2016–17 (PFS 16/17) is a data collection that is part of the National Teacher and Principal Survey program; program data are available since 2017 at PFS 16/17 ( is a longitudinal follow-up to the National Teacher and Principal Survey, 2015–16 (NTPS 2015–16) data collection. PFS 16/17 determined mobility patterns of principals in the base (NTPS 2015–16) school year. The PFS 16/17 sample includes all schools whose principals completed questionnaires in NTPS 2015–16. Schools and principals were mailed the PFS questionnaire. Nonrespondents were followed-up via telephone. Key statistics produced from PFS 16/17 include the number of principals that still worked as a principal in the same school in the following school year, how many moved to become a principal in another school, how many left the principalship altogether, and from those who left the principalship, what percentage retired or sought work in another occupational field.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P2Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from Education JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2023
Publisher National Center for Education Statistics
Identifier NCES_2016999
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2018-01-13
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P2Y
Bureau Code 018:50
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
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Data Quality True
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Harvest Source Id 2a5c4dd8-eda9-4f03-abc3-fff8cfb80fc6
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Homepage URL
Old Spatial United States
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Institute of Education Sciences > National Center for Education Statistics
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 6734a7f839cdad2054bb45d5ee10b4727c8d5efd
Source Schema Version 1.1
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System of Records
Temporal 2016/2017

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