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Table 106. Percentage distribution and standard error for public secondary school music and visual arts specialists reporting various indicators of teaching load, by teaching status: School year 200910
 
Teaching load indicator Music specialist Visual arts specialist
All music specialists Taught music
full time
Taught music
part time
All visual arts specialists Taught visual arts
full time
Taught visual arts
part time
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Number of schools taught                        
1 school 56 (1.7) 54 (1.6) 71 (4.8) 87 (1.0) 88 (1.0) 79 (5.3)
2 schools 29 (1.4) 30 (1.5) 20 (4.5) 11 (0.9) 10 (0.9) 15! (4.7)
3 or more schools 16 (1.2) 16 (1.2) 10! (3.5) 2 (0.5) 2 (0.5) 6! (2.6)
Hours of planning period per week                        
0 hours 3 (0.5) 2 (0.5) 14 (3.9) 2 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 8! (3.2)
1 to 2 hours 9 (1.1) 9 (1.0) 9! (3.5) 4 (0.7) 3 (0.6) 11! (4.1)
3 to 4 hours 27 (1.4) 27 (1.4) 30 (6.7) 32 (1.6) 32 (1.7) 34 (6.6)
More than 4 hours 61 (1.4) 62 (1.4) 47 (7.4) 62 (1.8) 64 (1.7) 48 (7.4)
Taught classes outside of regular school hours                        
Yes 35 (1.3) 36 (1.4) 35 (5.8) 3 (0.6) 4 (0.7) (†)
No 65 (1.3) 64 (1.4) 65 (5.8) 97 (0.6) 96 (0.7) 99 (0.8)
Taught on a block schedule1                        
Yes 25 (1.7) 26 (1.7) 24 (4.9) 29 (1.5) 29 (1.6) 25 (4.2)
No 75 (1.7) 74 (1.7) 76 (4.9) 71 (1.5) 71 (1.6) 75 (4.2)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Block schedule refers to a type of academic scheduling in which each student has fewer classes per day for a longer period of time; for example, block scheduling allows for class periods of an hour or more so that teachers can accomplish more in a class session.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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 Music Specialists,” FRSS 103M, 2009–10; and “Survey of Secondary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 103VA, 2009–10.

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