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Table 37. Among public elementary school classroom teachers 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 200910
 
School characteristic Activities focusing on arts instruction Activities designed for all teachers
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
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All public elementary school classroom teachers 17 (2.6) 19 (3.6) 20 (2.3) 11 (2.4) 49 (2.1) 45 (1.8) 34 (1.9)
                             
Enrollment size                            
Less than 300 (†) 18! (8.3) 18! (6.1) (†) 46 (5.0) 45 (5.0) 38 (5.1)
300 to 499 24 (6.4) 16! (6.1) 20 (3.7) 14! (4.9) 50 (3.4) 43 (3.0) 31 (2.9)
500 or more 15 (3.7) 21 (4.4) 21 (3.8) 10! (3.2) 49 (3.3) 47 (2.4) 36 (2.7)
Community type                            
City 21 (6.0) 21! (7.2) 22 (4.5) 10! (4.9) 50 (4.9) 50 (4.0) 35 (4.9)
Suburban 21 (4.6) 23 (6.4) 22 (4.5) 15! (4.6) 53 (4.1) 46 (3.2) 37 (3.2)
Town (†) (†) (†) (†) 44 (5.0) 39 (5.0) 31 (5.0)
Rural 8! (3.7) 14! (5.6) 17 (4.4) (†) 45 (4.0) 42 (3.8) 32 (3.7)
Region                            
Northeast (†) (†) 17! (6.6) (†) 46 (5.1) 45 (5.9) 35 (5.1)
Southeast 12! (4.7) (†) 15! (5.2) (†) 51 (4.0) 46 (4.0) 40 (4.1)
Central 12! (5.6) 23! (8.9) 20 (5.1) (†) 56 (3.8) 47 (3.8) 32 (3.3)
West 29 (6.4) 28 (7.9) 27 (5.5) 20! (6.9) 43 (5.1) 44 (3.8) 30 (3.9)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities1
                           
Less than 6 percent (†) (†) 17! (6.1) (†) 45 (5.8) 35 (5.2) 36 (4.6)
6 to 20 percent 10! (4.1) 19! (7.0) 18 (4.8) (†) 54 (5.0) 47 (4.4) 33 (4.0)
21 to 49 percent 16! (5.6) 14! (5.3) 18 (4.4) 10! (4.3) 48 (4.4) 44 (3.8) 32 (3.9)
50 percent or more 23 (4.7) 22 (5.6) 23 (4.6) 18 (5.0) 48 (4.4) 50 (3.6) 36 (3.5)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                           
0 to 25 percent 10! (4.4) 22! (7.3) 16 (3.9) 9! (4.4) 49 (5.0) 44 (4.2) 38 (4.3)
26 to 50 percent 14! (6.4) (†) 9! (4.3) (†) 52 (4.4) 48 (4.4) 29 (4.2)
51 to 75 percent 16! (6.2) 26! (9.5) 26 (5.9) 17! (7.3) 47 (3.7) 42 (3.9) 38 (4.0)
76 percent or more 26 (7.0) 21! (6.8) 24 (5.9) 15! (5.6) 47 (4.5) 48 (4.2) 32 (3.9)
(†) Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Percents are based on the percentage of teachers who participated in each professional development activity (22 percent for applied study in one of the arts or arts education, 18 percent for developing knowledge about the arts, 35 percent for connecting arts learning with other subject areas, 20 percent for research on the arts and student learning, 78 percent for incorporating state or district standards into instruction, 83 percent for student assessment, and 84 percent for integrating educational technologies into instruction). 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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