Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 57. Percentage of public school districts and schools with students enrolled in technology-based distance education courses and number of enrollments in such courses, by instructional level and district characteristics: 2002-03 and 2004–05
District characteristic Percent with students enrolled in technology-based distance education courses Number of enrollments in technology-based distance education courses1
Districts (all instruction-al levels) Schools All instructional levels Elementary schools Middle or junior high schools High schools Combined or ungraded schools2
All instruc-tional levels Elementary schools Middle or junior high schools High schools Combined or ungraded schools2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2002-03
     Total
36 (1.2) 9 (0.3) #   (†) 4   (0.4) 38 (1.2) 20   (1.9) 317,070   (27,437) 2,780 ! (977) 6,390   (1,067) 214,140 (16,549) 93,760   (22,593)
District enrollment size                                                          
Less than 2,500 37 (1.5) 15 (0.7) #   (†) 4   (0.7) 44 (2.2) 29   (3.4) 116,300   (21,698) 80 ! (64) 1,250 ! (450) 72,730 (6,924) 42,240 ! (20,502)
2,500 to 9,999 32 (1.8) 6 (0.4) #   (†) 4   (0.8) 31 (1.6) 10   (2.6) 82,370   (6,384) 230 ! (109) 1,870 ! (642) 44,170 (5,832) 36,110   (1,210)
10,000 or more 50 (2.1) 6 (0.3) #   (†) 4   (0.3) 34 (1.7) 8   (1.0) 118,390   (15,703) 2,480 ! (968) 3,270   (723) 97,240 (13,853) 15,410 ! (8,563)
                                                         
Metropolitan status                                                          
Urban 23 (2.7) 5 (0.3) #   (†) 3   (0.5) 26 (1.9) 4   (1.2) 98,100   (13,660) 2,390 ! (973) 2,120 ! (719) 57,730 (13,860) 35,860   (1,337)
Suburban 27 (1.6) 7 (0.4) #   (†) 4   (0.5) 34 (1.6) 13   (2.1) 119,880   (23,536) 110 ! (55) 2,520   (597) 77,980 (7,858) 39,280 ! (22,063)
Rural 46 (1.9) 15 (0.7) #   (†) 4   (0.8) 47 (2.2) 32   (3.2) 99,080   (8,505) 270 ! (124) 1,760   (523) 78,440 (7,456) 18,620   (2,748)
                                                         
Region                                                          
Northeast 21 (2.2) 5 (0.5) #   (†) 1 ! (0.5) 26 (2.5) 12 ! (4.0) 41,950 ! (20,821) 100 ! (49) 190 ! (96) 17,300 (3,656) 24,350 ! (20,314)
Southeast 45 (2.6) 10 (0.6) #   (†) 6   (0.8) 45 (2.4) 14   (2.5) 59,240   (6,251) 1,390 ! (919) 2,530   (632) 50,640 (5,698) 4,680   (1,254)
Central 46 (2.3) 12 (0.7) #   (†) 3   (0.7) 46 (2.2) 28   (4.1) 106,690   (7,726) 940 ! (441) 1,050 ! (412) 59,110 (6,455) 45,590   (2,529)
West 32 (2.2) 8 (0.5) #   (†) 4   (0.7) 31 (2.1) 19   (3.2) 109,190   (16,010) 350 ! (165) 2,620   (782) 87,090 (14,825) 19,130 ! (8,619)
                                                         
Poverty concentration                                                          
Less than 10 percent 33 (2.1) 8 (0.5) #   (†) 4   (0.7) 35 (1.7) 29   (4.7) 75,740   (11,177) 570 ! (400) 2,020   (564) 55,670 (7,556) 17,470 ! (8,591)
10 to 19 percent 42 (2.1) 10 (0.5) #   (†) 4   (0.6) 40 (1.8) 23   (2.8) 95,510   (7,962) 1,450 ! (920) 1,830   (392) 78,680 (7,050) 13,560   (2,446)
20 percent or more 42 (2.5) 9 (0.5) #   (†) 4   (0.8) 40 (2.3) 16   (2.7) 86,110   (13,518) 760 ! (249) 2,540 ! (837) 75,930 (13,532) 6,880   (1,557)
                                                         
2004-05
     Total
37 (1.2) 10 (0.3) 1   (0.1) 5   (0.5) 39 (1.1) 20   (1.6) 506,950   (56,959) 12,540 ! (6,107) 15,150   (3,367) 309,630 (24,350) 169,630 ! (51,753)
District enrollment size                                                          
Less than 2,500 37 (1.6) 16 (0.8) 1 ! (0.3) 4   (0.9) 44 (2.2) 28   (2.5) 210,200   (54,063) 610 ! (275) 6,060 ! (3,097) 103,190 (17,659) 100,340 ! (51,025)
2,500 to 9,999 35 (1.6) 7 (0.3) #   (†) 4   (0.8) 33 (1.7) 13   (2.8) 102,730   (13,404) 6,650 ! (5,689) 2,570   (731) 48,420 (5,136) 45,080   (9,429)
10,000 or more 50 (2.5) 7 (0.3) #   (†) 6   (0.7) 38 (1.4) 8   (0.9) 193,440   (16,415) 5,280 ! (2,202) 6,520   (1,101) 157,440 (16,044) 24,210   (5,298)
                                                         
Metropolitan status                                                          
Urban 25 (2.8) 5 (0.5) #   (†) 3   (0.8) 26 (2.5) 4   (1.7) 136,100   (21,900) 3,340 ! (1,749) 2,640 ! (975) 70,540 (16,851) 59,580   (12,533)
Suburban 32 (1.6) 9 (0.3) 1   (0.1) 6   (0.6) 39 (1.4) 16   (2.4) 267,420   (53,058) 8,790 ! (5,854) 8,890 ! (2,824) 168,320 (17,217) 81,420 ! (50,181)
Rural 45 (1.9) 16 (0.8) 1 ! (0.3) 5   (1.1) 48 (1.9) 30   (2.9) 103,430   (12,269) 410 ! (183) 3,620 ! (1,717) 70,770 (6,846) 28,630   (9,266)
                                                         
Region                                                          
Northeast 22 (2.0) 6 (0.6) 1   (0.4) 4   (0.9) 27 (1.8) 11   (2.9) 108,300 ! (49,777) 570 ! (206) 3,870 ! (2,711) 16,860 (2,621) 87,000 ! (49,691)
Southeast 46 (3.2) 12 (0.5) #   (†) 8   (1.1) 49 (2.3) 14   (2.2) 112,830   (6,341) 1,900 ! (1,333) 5,030   (732) 89,800 (5,276) 16,090 ! (1,913)
Central 45 (2.4) 12 (0.7) 1 ! (0.2) 4   (0.9) 46 (2.4) 29   (3.9) 128,650   (22,055) 9,870 ! (5,957) 2,130 ! (953) 70,450 (13,024) 46,190 ! (15,067)
West 35 (2.1) 9 (0.6) #   (†) 4   (0.9) 34 (2.0) 21   (2.9) 157,180   (22,608) 200 ! (161) 4,110 ! (1,732) 132,520 (21,287) 20,350 ! (7,587)
                                                         
Poverty concentration                                                          
Less than 10 percent 35 (1.9) 10 (0.5) 1   (0.2) 5   (0.8) 40 (1.9) 23   (3.8) 112,320   (16,778) 10,120 ! (5,957) 4,070   (1,123) 80,150 (10,651) 17,980 ! (9,510)
10 to 19 percent 42 (2.2) 11 (0.5) #   (†) 5   (0.7) 44 (1.9) 18 ! (2.3) 151,050   (12,379) 2,020 ! (1,336) 4,800   (602) 124,540 (10,283) 19,700   (5,835)
20 percent or more 43 (2.7) 10 (0.6) 1   (0.3) 5   (1.0) 37 (2.0) 21 ! (2.4) 106,610   (14,709) 400 ! (221) 6,280 ! (3,111) 78,590 (13,367) 21,340   (2,905)
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
!Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than 30 percent.
1 Based on students regularly enrolled in the districts. Enrollments may include duplicated counts of students, since districts were instructed to count a student enrolled in multiple courses for each course in which he or she was enrolled.
2 Combined or ungraded schools are those in which the grades offered in the school span both elementary and secondary grades or that are not divided into grade levels.
NOTE: Percentages are based on unrounded numbers. Percentages are based on the estimated 89,310 and 89,610 public schools in the nation in 2002–03 and 2004-05, respectively. For the 2002–03 FRSS study sample, there were 3 cases for which district enrollment size was missing and 112 cases for which poverty concentration was missing. For the 2004–05 FRSS study sample, there were 7 cases for which district enrollment size was missing and 103 cases for which poverty concentration was missing. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing data. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), Technology-Based Distance Education Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 2002–03 and 2004–05. (This table was prepared May 2009.)

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