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Table 116. Percent and standard error for public secondary school visual arts specialists reporting that they participated in various activities related to teaching, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Common planning
period with other arts specialists at this school
Consulting with other teachers to help them integrate visual arts into a lesson or unit of study that they teach Consulting with other teachers to incorporate units of study from other subject areas into the visual arts curriculum Sharing ideas about teaching with other teachers outside your assigned school(s) Visiting classrooms of colleagues who teach visual arts Participating in site-based management or school improvement teams or leadership councils Teaching visual arts through virtual field trips using technology
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All public secondary school
visual arts specialists
56 (1.3) 59 (1.6) 64 (1.4) 82 (1.4) 54 (1.4) 62 (1.5) 41 (2.0)
                             
Enrollment size                            
Less than 500 37 (2.9) 68 (3.1) 71 (3.1) 81 (2.9) 36 (3.1) 61 (3.2) 44 (3.7)
500 to 999 58 (2.7) 58 (3.2) 66 (2.4) 79 (2.6) 49 (2.5) 60 (2.8) 37 (3.0)
1,000 or more 67 (2.5) 55 (2.7) 58 (3.0) 83 (2.2) 69 (2.2) 64 (2.6) 42 (2.8)
Community type                            
City 66 (3.1) 61 (2.9) 71 (3.2) 85 (2.5) 59 (3.2) 66 (3.0) 42 (3.7)
Suburban 62 (2.9) 55 (2.8) 58 (3.3) 83 (2.7) 59 (2.8) 62 (3.3) 37 (3.0)
Town 53 (3.6) 58 (4.1) 64 (4.2) 82 (2.7) 53 (3.3) 63 (3.7) 45 (4.1)
Rural 44 (2.5) 64 (2.9) 65 (2.7) 78 (2.2) 46 (2.9) 60 (3.4) 42 (3.7)
Region                            
Northeast 63 (3.0) 57 (4.1) 62 (3.0) 83 (3.4) 61 (3.4) 54 (4.4) 40 (4.1)
Southeast 50 (3.0) 68 (2.7) 71 (2.8) 85 (2.4) 50 (3.3) 65 (3.1) 42 (3.7)
Central 53 (2.9) 54 (2.6) 56 (2.9) 75 (2.5) 45 (2.6) 65 (2.6) 37 (3.4)
West 57 (3.2) 61 (3.1) 69 (2.9) 85 (2.2) 61 (3.3) 66 (2.8) 45 (3.3)
Percent combined enrollment of
Black and other races/
ethnicities1
                           
Less than 6 percent 46 (3.4) 61 (3.5) 57 (3.5) 82 (3.0) 42 (3.5) 54 (3.6) 41 (3.7)
6 to 20 percent 59 (3.0) 53 (3.3) 64 (2.8) 80 (2.8) 57 (2.6) 63 (3.2) 40 (3.7)
21 to 49 percent 61 (3.6) 62 (4.6) 64 (3.7) 82 (2.6) 59 (3.6) 63 (3.3) 44 (3.8)
50 percent or more 58 (2.9) 63 (3.5) 68 (3.5) 83 (2.4) 57 (3.5) 68 (3.2) 40 (3.5)
Percent of students eligible for
free or reduced-price lunch
                           
0 to 25 percent 62 (2.7) 56 (3.3) 59 (2.9) 81 (2.4) 59 (2.7) 60 (2.7) 45 (3.5)
26 to 50 percent 58 (2.9) 60 (2.6) 62 (2.6) 83 (1.8) 52 (2.7) 64 (2.3) 40 (3.5)
51 to 75 percent 45 (3.6) 62 (2.7) 70 (2.8) 82 (3.3) 53 (4.2) 63 (3.6) 37 (2.7)
76 percent or more 48 (4.1) 65 (4.9) 76 (5.7) 76 (3.9) 43 (5.2) 62 (5.8) 39 (5.3)
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: 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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