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Table 114. Percentage distribution and standard error for public secondary school music and visual arts specialists reporting how frequently they participated in activities related to teaching: School year 200910
 
Activity related to teaching Never A few times a year Once a month 2 to 3 times a month At least once a week
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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Music specialist                    
Common planning period with other arts specialists at this school 36 (1.6) 29 (1.6) 8 (1.0) 8 (1.0) 20 (1.3)
Consulting with other teachers to help them integrate music
into a lesson or unit of study that they teach
61 (1.6) 30 (1.4) 5 (0.7) 2 (0.5) 2 (0.5)
Consulting with other teachers to incorporate units of study
from other subject areas into the music curriculum
52 (1.6) 39 (1.6) 5 (0.7) 3 (0.6) 1! (0.4)
Sharing ideas about teaching with other teachers outside your
assigned school(s)
19 (1.1) 45 (1.6) 14 (1.4) 11 (1.1) 11 (1.0)
Visiting classrooms of colleagues who teach music 44 (1.6) 38 (1.8) 6 (0.7) 4 (0.7) 9 (0.9)
Participating in site-based management or school improvement
teams or leadership councils
48 (1.6) 28 (1.4) 15 (1.1) 6 (0.6) 3 (0.6)
Providing input in the preparation of Individual Education Plans
(IEPs) for students with special needs
35 (1.7) 51 (1.4) 8 (0.8) 4 (0.7) 1! (0.3)
Teaching music through virtual field trips using technology 76 (1.5) 17 (1.2) 2 (0.5) 2 (0.5) 2 (0.6)
Visual arts specialist                    
Common planning period with other arts specialists at this school 44 (1.3) 23 (1.6) 8 (1.2) 8 (1.0) 17 (1.4)
Consulting with other teachers to help them integrate visual arts
into a lesson or unit of study that they teach
41 (1.6) 47 (1.6) 6 (0.8) 4 (0.7) 2 (0.5)
Consulting with other teachers to incorporate units of study from
other subject areas into the visual arts curriculum
36 (1.4) 49 (1.5) 7 (0.8) 5 (0.8) 2 (0.4)
Sharing ideas about teaching with other teachers outside your
assigned school(s)
18 (1.4) 52 (1.9) 17 (1.5) 7 (0.8) 6 (0.9)
Visiting classrooms of colleagues who teach visual arts 46 (1.4) 35 (1.6) 5 (0.8) 3 (0.7) 12 (1.1)
Participating in site-based management or school improvement
teams or leadership councils
38 (1.5) 33 (1.7) 17 (1.5) 9 (1.0) 4 (0.8)
Teaching visual arts through virtual field trips using technology 59 (2.0) 27 (1.6) 6 (1.0) 4 (0.8) 3 (0.6)
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
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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