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Table 143. Percentage distribution and standard error for public elementary school music and visual arts specialists reporting selected background characteristics related to teaching: School year 19992000
 
Teacher characteristic Music specialist Visual arts specialist
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
         
Teaching assignment        
Taught arts subject full time 89 (1.5) 80 (2.6)
Taught arts subject part time 11 (1.5) 20 (2.6)
Number of schools taught        
1 school 44 (2.8) 51 (3.1)
2 to 3 schools 41 (3.0) 43 (2.9)
More than 3 schools 15 (2.5) 6 (1.6)
Hours of planning period        
0 hours 6 (1.5) 4! (1.5)
1 to 2 hours 22 (2.2) 17 (2.2)
3 to 4 hours 43 (2.4) 38 (3.1)
More than 4 hours 29 (2.4) 41 (2.7)
Years of teaching experience        
5 or fewer years 14 (1.6) 20 (2.8)
6 to 10 years 20 (2.2) 25 (2.5)
11 to 20 years 34 (2.4) 31 (2.5)
20 or more years 32 (2.4) 24 (2.5)
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
NOTE: The data presented in this table may differ from previously published information because missing data from the 1999–2000 surveys were imputed for analysis in this report. 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 Elementary School Music Specialists,” FRSS 77M; and “Survey of Elementary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 77VA, 1999–2000.

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