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Table 109. Percent and standard error for public secondary school music and visual arts specialists reporting that they taught on a block schedule, by teaching status and school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic 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
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All public secondary school music
and visual arts specialists
25 (1.7) 26 (1.7) 24 (4.9) 29 (1.5) 29 (1.6) 25 (4.2)
                         
Enrollment size                        
Less than 500 17 (2.5) 17 (2.7) (†) 21 (2.8) 22 (3.2) 16! (5.1)
500 to 999 26 (2.5) 25 (2.4) 28! (9.7) 23 (2.5) 23 (2.6) 24! (9.3)
1,000 or more 32 (2.7) 32 (2.8) 31! (11.4) 38 (2.6) 37 (2.6) 45 (10.4)
Community type                        
City 28 (3.4) 29 (3.5) (†) 33 (3.5) 35 (3.8) (†)
Suburban 25 (2.5) 26 (2.5) 24! (11.8) 28 (2.5) 28 (2.8) 34 (9.4)
Town 21 (3.3) 21 (3.6) 20! (9.8) 25 (3.4) 24 (3.7) 30! (13.0)
Rural 26 (2.7) 26 (2.8) 27! (11.2) 29 (3.0) 29 (3.3) 25! (8.0)
Region                        
Northeast 23 (3.3) 23 (3.6) 21! (9.3) 29 (3.7) 27 (3.6) 54 (15.6)
Southeast 40 (3.7) 40 (3.8) 37! (14.1) 45 (3.5) 46 (3.5) 43! (17.4)
Central 20 (2.2) 19 (2.3) (†) 20 (2.2) 22 (2.4) (†)
West 24 (2.8) 24 (2.9) 19! (8.2) 26 (2.8) 26 (3.1) 24 (6.7)
Percent combined enrollment
of Black and other
races/ethnicities
1
                       
Less than 6 percent 19 (2.9) 18 (3.1) (†) 23 (3.1) 25 (3.6) 13! (6.1)
6 to 20 percent 27 (3.1) 26 (3.2) 34! (10.6) 30 (2.6) 30 (2.8) 32 (9.1)
21 to 49 percent 25 (2.9) 26 (3.0) 20! (9.1) 29 (3.6) 29 (3.5) 37! (11.8)
50 percent or more 31 (3.5) 32 (3.7) (†) 31 (2.6) 32 (2.8) (†)
Percent of students eligible
for free or reduced-price
lunch
                       
0 to 25 percent 26 (2.7) 25 (2.7) 38! (11.7) 30 (3.1) 29 (3.4) 39 (8.9)
26 to 50 percent 24 (2.5) 24 (2.5) (†) 28 (2.3) 29 (2.3) 17! (7.5)
51 to 75 percent 26 (3.6) 27 (3.7) (†) 30 (3.3) 32 (3.7) 21! (8.0)
76 percent or more 31 (5.3) 32 (5.5) # (†) 26 (4.3) 29 (4.7) # (†)
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: 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. 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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