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Table 33. Percent and standard error for public elementary school visual arts specialists reporting that they participated in various professional development activities, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Activities designed for visual arts teachers Activities designed for all teachers
Applied study in art studio Developing knowledge about visual arts (e.g., historical, cultural, analytical) Connecting visual arts learning with other subject areas Research on arts and student learning (e.g., arts and cognition) Integrating educational technologies into visual arts instruction Incorporating state or district standards into instruction Student assessment A subject area that is unrelated to visual arts
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
                                 
All public elementary school visual arts specialists 52 (1.6) 56 (2.2) 69 (2.0) 46 (2.0) 62 (1.9) 79 (1.6) 70 (1.7) 41 (1.7)
                                 
Enrollment size                                
Less than 300 46 (4.5) 51 (5.4) 61 (5.1) 41 (4.5) 62 (4.5) 79 (3.8) 68 (4.2) 38 (3.6)
300 to 499 50 (2.5) 58 (2.9) 70 (2.7) 46 (2.9) 58 (2.6) 81 (2.2) 74 (2.3) 45 (2.4)
500 or more 57 (2.0) 58 (2.7) 73 (2.3) 48 (3.0) 65 (2.5) 77 (2.2) 68 (2.6) 39 (2.5)
Community type                                
City 54 (4.1) 64 (3.2) 77 (3.2) 49 (3.9) 65 (3.4) 83 (2.8) 72 (3.0) 45 (3.1)
Suburban 55 (2.6) 59 (3.0) 73 (2.4) 49 (2.8) 68 (3.4) 78 (3.0) 72 (2.9) 41 (2.5)
Town 38 (4.4) 42 (5.0) 60 (6.1) 35 (5.5) 53 (5.2) 80 (4.2) 64 (5.0) 45 (4.8)
Rural 50 (3.2) 50 (3.9) 60 (3.5) 41 (3.5) 53 (3.5) 77 (3.5) 68 (3.5) 36 (3.6)
Region                                
Northeast 54 (3.4) 61 (3.6) 68 (3.0) 48 (3.4) 65 (2.9) 76 (3.3) 69 (3.4) 41 (3.5)
Southeast 59 (2.9) 57 (3.3) 72 (2.8) 43 (3.3) 62 (2.7) 80 (2.6) 66 (2.8) 48 (2.9)
Central 41 (3.5) 51 (3.5) 65 (3.4) 45 (3.5) 58 (3.5) 79 (2.7) 72 (2.7) 41 (3.6)
West 57 (3.7) 60 (3.8) 76 (3.3) 46 (4.7) 64 (4.7) 82 (3.0) 74 (3.5) 33 (2.8)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities1
                               
Less than 6 percent 52 (4.7) 55 (4.4) 63 (5.0) 46 (4.6) 58 (4.1) 77 (3.7) 67 (3.8) 33 (4.5)
6 to 20 percent 50 (3.1) 51 (3.8) 65 (3.1) 44 (3.2) 58 (3.2) 78 (3.1) 72 (2.8) 44 (3.4)
21 to 49 percent 55 (3.3) 54 (3.3) 67 (4.0) 42 (3.8) 62 (3.7) 81 (3.0) 67 (3.7) 39 (3.5)
50 percent or more 51 (3.0) 63 (2.9) 79 (2.4) 49 (3.0) 66 (3.1) 80 (2.6) 74 (2.9) 46 (3.3)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                               
0 to 25 percent 58 (3.5) 61 (3.5) 67 (2.6) 48 (3.4) 68 (3.0) 79 (3.3) 71 (3.2) 40 (3.4)
26 to 50 percent 48 (3.6) 53 (3.7) 67 (3.5) 44 (3.8) 58 (3.1) 78 (2.9) 65 (3.7) 38 (3.3)
51 to 75 percent 53 (3.4) 53 (3.6) 67 (3.3) 38 (3.4) 53 (3.1) 76 (3.3) 70 (3.5) 44 (4.1)
76 percent or more 47 (4.2) 57 (4.2) 78 (3.3) 52 (4.0) 68 (3.7) 84 (3.2) 76 (2.6) 43 (4.8)
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 Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 102VA, 2009–10.

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