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Table 34. Percent and standard error for public elementary school classroom teachers reporting that they participated in various professional development activities, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Activities focusing on arts instruction
Applied study in one of the arts or arts education Developing knowledge about the arts (e.g., historical, cultural, analytical) Connecting arts learning with other subject areas Research on the arts and student learning (e.g., arts and cognition) Incorporating state or district standards into instruction Student assessment Integrating educational technologies into instruction
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 classroom teachers 22 (1.7) 18 (1.4) 35 (2.1) 20 (1.3) 78 (1.8) 83 (1.5) 84 (1.6)
                             
Enrollment size                            
Less than 300 22 (3.7) 22 (3.6) 34 (4.5) 20 (4.3) 81 (3.7) 82 (3.5) 86 (3.3)
300 to 499 20 (2.9) 15 (2.6) 38 (3.5) 20 (2.5) 74 (3.3) 82 (2.9) 85 (2.7)
500 or more 23 (2.3) 20 (2.2) 34 (3.0) 20 (2.0) 80 (2.1) 83 (2.1) 84 (2.1)
Community type                            
City 26 (3.4) 22 (3.3) 41 (3.9) 21 (3.0) 79 (3.0) 84 (3.2) 84 (2.7)
Suburban 23 (2.9) 19 (2.4) 36 (3.2) 23 (2.4) 75 (3.0) 81 (2.5) 85 (2.5)
Town 12 (3.2) 7! (2.8) 22 (4.1) 8 (2.4) 86 (3.4) 87 (3.5) 89 (3.0)
Rural 21 (3.0) 20 (2.9) 36 (3.5) 22 (3.0) 77 (3.2) 81 (2.6) 82 (2.8)
Region                            
Northeast 23 (4.3) 18 (3.5) 32 (5.5) 21 (3.3) 72 (4.5) 80 (4.0) 83 (3.2)
Southeast 19 (2.9) 16 (2.8) 39 (3.8) 21 (3.3) 83 (2.7) 86 (2.5) 90 (2.0)
Central 19 (3.0) 16 (2.7) 35 (4.0) 18 (3.3) 79 (2.5) 86 (2.9) 87 (2.8)
West 26 (3.3) 23 (2.9) 34 (3.5) 21 (2.8) 76 (3.1) 79 (2.9) 79 (3.0)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
                           
Less than 6 percent 12 (2.7) 10 (2.8) 28 (4.8) 17 (3.7) 77 (3.5) 83 (3.4) 84 (3.4)
6 to 20 percent 21 (3.8) 20 (3.6) 33 (3.9) 22 (3.8) 74 (3.4) 80 (3.3) 82 (3.4)
21 to 49 percent 22 (3.3) 17 (2.8) 37 (3.3) 21 (2.7) 81 (2.9) 84 (2.9) 86 (2.6)
50 percent or more 26 (3.0) 22 (2.6) 39 (3.5) 19 (2.4) 79 (3.1) 83 (2.6) 86 (2.3)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                           
0 to 25 percent 22 (3.7) 21 (3.3) 37 (4.0) 26 (3.6) 76 (3.4) 86 (3.2) 88 (2.9)
26 to 50 percent 19 (3.0) 16 (2.8) 28 (3.1) 18 (2.9) 76 (3.8) 78 (3.2) 80 (3.2)
51 to 75 percent 20 (2.9) 13 (2.4) 35 (3.5) 16 (3.0) 84 (2.6) 86 (2.1) 86 (2.8)
76 percent or more 26 (3.2) 25 (3.0) 43 (4.2) 22 (3.3) 76 (3.7) 79 (3.5) 83 (3.2)
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Classroom teachers are teachers of self-contained classrooms; these teachers could teach arts areas as separate subjects or incorporate arts areas into other subjects.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Arts Survey of Elementary School Classroom Teachers,” FRSS 102C, 2009–10.

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