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Table 32. Percent and standard error for public elementary school music specialists reporting that they participated in various professional development activities, by school characteristics: School year 200910 (Return to Table 32)
 
School characteristic Activities designed for all teachers
Incorporating state or district standards into instruction Student assessment A subject area that is unrelated to music
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
             
All public elementary school music specialists 78 (1.7) 71 (2.0) 38 (1.7)
             
Enrollment size            
Less than 300 70 (4.0) 66 (3.9) 39 (4.1)
300 to 499 81 (2.2) 74 (2.9) 38 (2.8)
500 or more 79 (2.5) 70 (3.0) 38 (2.7)
Community type            
City 79 (2.5) 75 (2.8) 35 (3.1)
Suburban 81 (2.6) 73 (2.8) 40 (3.0)
Town 80 (3.3) 64 (5.1) 40 (4.3)
Rural 71 (3.5) 66 (3.0) 38 (3.0)
Region            
Northeast 77 (3.5) 70 (3.9) 33 (3.6)
Southeast 83 (2.2) 70 (2.8) 45 (3.3)
Central 78 (3.3) 73 (3.4) 38 (3.3)
West 73 (2.7) 69 (3.4) 37 (3.4)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
           
Less than 6 percent 76 (4.2) 67 (4.8) 43 (3.3)
6 to 20 percent 75 (3.2) 70 (3.3) 38 (3.4)
21 to 49 percent 75 (2.7) 74 (3.0) 40 (3.7)
50 percent or more 83 (2.9) 71 (3.3) 35 (3.0)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
           
0 to 25 percent 74 (3.2) 72 (3.6) 36 (3.4)
26 to 50 percent 77 (2.6) 72 (3.4) 39 (3.1)
51 to 75 percent 78 (2.5) 65 (3.3) 42 (3.6)
76 percent or more 83 (3.0) 75 (3.4) 34 (3.6)
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 Elementary School Music Specialists,” FRSS 102M, 2009–10.

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