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Table 104. Among public secondary school visual arts specialists who participated in various professional development activities, percent and standard error reporting that participation in the activity improved their teaching to a moderate or great extent, by school characteristics: School year 2009–10—Continued (Return to Table 104)
 
School characteristic Activities designed for all teachers
Incorporating state or district
standards into instruction
Student assessment A subject area that is unrelated
to visual arts
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
             
All public secondary school
visual arts specialists
43 (2.2) 26 (2.2) 36 (2.0)
             
Enrollment size            
Less than 500 45 (4.2) 23 (4.2) 40 (3.6)
500 to 999 41 (4.0) 28 (3.5) 34 (3.1)
1,000 or more 43 (3.7) 26 (3.7) 34 (2.5)
Community type            
City 40 (4.7) 30 (5.0) 38 (3.8)
Suburban 43 (4.5) 28 (3.5) 36 (3.3)
Town 46 (4.8) 20 (4.2) 30 (4.3)
Rural 44 (4.2) 23 (3.8) 36 (4.0)
Region            
Northeast 42 (4.8) 24 (4.0) 29 (3.5)
Southeast 44 (4.2) 28 (4.0) 36 (3.0)
Central 48 (4.1) 20 (4.0) 35 (3.2)
West 38 (4.2) 32 (4.8) 42 (4.1)
Percent combined enrollment
of Black and other
races/ethnicities1
           
Less than 6 percent 45 (4.9) 23 (4.9) 35 (3.7)
6 to 20 percent 42 (4.4) 22 (3.4) 42 (4.4)
21 to 49 percent 39 (4.8) 35 (4.3) 30 (3.2)
50 percent or more 47 (4.3) 25 (4.1) 34 (3.0)
Percent of students eligible
for free or reduced-price lunch
           
0 to 25 percent 39 (2.9) 29 (3.5) 34 (3.2)
26 to 50 percent 42 (4.1) 23 (3.1) 36 (3.1)
51 to 75 percent 55 (4.9) 23 (4.6) 38 (4.0)
76 percent or more 41 (7.1) 31 (7.2) 37 (5.2)
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Percents are based on the percentage of teachers who participated in each professional development activity (50 percent for applied study in art studio, 51 percent for developing knowledge about visual arts, 57 percent for connecting visual arts learning with other subject areas, 43 percent for research on arts and student learning, 60 percent for integrating educational technologies into visual arts instruction, 78 percent for incorporating state or district standards into instruction, 77 percent for student assessment, and 36 percent for a subject area that is unrelated to visual arts). Arts specialists are education professionals with a teaching certificate in an arts discipline—such as music, visual arts, dance, or drama/theatre—who provide separate instruction in that discipline.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Survey of Secondary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 103VA, 2009–10.

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