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Table 36. Among public elementary school visual arts specialists who participated in various professional development activities, percent and standard error reporting that they spent more than 8 hours in the activity, by school characteristics: School year 2009–10—Continued (Return to Table 36)
 
School characteristic Activities designed for all teachers
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
             
All public elementary school visual arts specialists 34 (1.8) 29 (1.8) 49 (3.0)
             
Enrollment size            
Less than 300 37 (3.7) 29 (4.5) 60 (7.0)
300 to 499 34 (2.5) 30 (3.1) 49 (4.2)
500 or more 34 (2.9) 26 (2.6) 43 (4.2)
Community type            
City 36 (3.8) 30 (3.2) 48 (5.5)
Suburban 33 (3.5) 26 (2.9) 44 (5.1)
Town 36 (5.5) 25 (6.1) 54 (7.2)
Rural 33 (3.4) 32 (3.9) 54 (5.4)
Region            
Northeast 31 (4.5) 28 (4.2) 47 (6.2)
Southeast 37 (3.2) 28 (3.8) 49 (5.3)
Central 36 (3.5) 30 (3.1) 51 (4.6)
West 33 (4.4) 28 (4.6) 47 (8.3)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
           
Less than 6 percent 40 (4.6) 39 (5.3) 59 (6.4)
6 to 20 percent 30 (3.6) 24 (4.2) 48 (4.6)
21 to 49 percent 29 (3.9) 25 (4.8) 44 (6.4)
50 percent or more 39 (3.9) 29 (3.0) 47 (4.8)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
           
0 to 25 percent 33 (3.5) 31 (3.7) 46 (4.9)
26 to 50 percent 33 (3.8) 31 (4.5) 58 (5.3)
51 to 75 percent 28 (4.1) 21 (3.7) 41 (5.7)
76 percent or more 44 (4.3) 31 (4.3) 50 (5.5)
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
NOTE: Percents are based on the percentage of teachers who participated in each professional development activity (52 percent for applied study in art studio, 56 percent for developing knowledge about visual arts, 69 percent for connecting visual arts learning with other subject areas, 46 percent for research on arts and student learning, 62 percent for in integrating educational technology into visual arts instruction, 70 percent for student assessment, and 41 percent for a subject area that is unrelated to visual arts). 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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