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Table 38. Among public elementary school music specialists who participated in professional development activities, percent and standard error reporting that participation in the activity improved their teaching to a moderate or great extent, by school characteristics: School year 2009–10 (Table 38—Continued)
 
School characteristic Activities designed for music teachers
Applied study in
performing music
Applied study in
improvising, arranging,
or composing music
Developing knowledge
about music
(e.g., historical, cultural, analytical)
Connecting music learning with other subject areas Research on arts
and student learning (e.g., arts and cognition)
Integrating educational technologies into music instruction
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
All public elementary school music specialists 75 (2.7) 70 (3.0) 69 (2.8) 67 (2.1) 66 (2.2) 66 (2.3)
                         
Enrollment size                        
Less than 300 67 (6.3) 69 (7.5) 69 (5.6) 71 (4.5) 62 (5.7) 56 (5.5)
300 to 499 77 (4.4) 67 (5.6) 68 (4.3) 70 (3.2) 68 (3.8) 70 (3.7)
500 or more 77 (3.3) 73 (3.8) 69 (4.0) 61 (3.3) 67 (3.8) 67 (2.6)
Community type                        
City 78 (4.2) 61 (5.4) 69 (4.7) 68 (3.5) 71 (4.1) 69 (4.2)
Suburban 76 (4.1) 80 (4.0) 68 (5.0) 64 (4.4) 64 (5.3) 67 (3.7)
Town 78 (6.1) 66 (8.7) 69 (7.1) 72 (4.9) 64 (7.1) 66 (5.8)
Rural 67 (5.2) 68 (6.4) 70 (4.6) 66 (3.7) 64 (4.9) 60 (4.0)
Region                        
Northeast 73 (4.9) 74 (5.4) 60 (7.0) 58 (5.3) 62 (6.0) 69 (4.1)
Southeast 76 (4.2) 74 (5.1) 79 (3.1) 73 (2.8) 69 (3.5) 64 (3.4)
Central 73 (5.4) 63 (6.6) 62 (4.7) 66 (3.9) 62 (5.3) 64 (4.6)
West 76 (4.8) 69 (6.2) 76 (4.7) 69 (3.7) 71 (4.3) 67 (4.2)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
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Less than 6 percent 72 (6.6) 69 (9.1) 70 (6.0) 71 (4.6) 68 (5.7) 67 (5.3)
6 to 20 percent 69 (4.5) 64 (6.8) 65 (5.9) 62 (5.4) 59 (5.5) 58 (4.5)
21 to 49 percent 77 (4.8) 73 (6.2) 69 (5.3) 67 (3.7) 66 (3.8) 72 (3.7)
50 percent or more 78 (4.0) 73 (4.6) 71 (4.0) 67 (2.9) 70 (3.8) 68 (3.6)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                       
0 to 25 percent 74 (5.4) 71 (5.8) 71 (4.5) 65 (4.4) 67 (4.4) 66 (4.2)
26 to 50 percent 74 (4.1) 69 (6.5) 60 (4.6) 61 (4.0) 63 (5.4) 67 (5.0)
51 to 75 percent 74 (4.1) 66 (5.8) 68 (4.6) 71 (4.0) 66 (4.4) 61 (4.7)
76 percent or more 77 (5.0) 73 (6.2) 77 (3.9) 72 (4.4) 69 (4.7) 71 (4.4)
See notes at end of table.

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