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Table 42. Percentage distribution and standard error for public elementary school music and visual arts specialists reporting various indicators of teaching load, by teaching status: School year 200910
 
Teaching load indicator Music specialist Visual arts specialist
All music specialists Taught music full time Taught music part time All visual arts specialists Taught visual arts full time Taught visual arts part time
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
                         
Number of schools taught                        
1 school 47 (1.6) 46 (1.7) 57 (5.2) 58 (1.6) 57 (1.7) 64 (6.0)
2 schools 28 (1.3) 30 (1.6) 18 (4.0) 30 (1.7) 30 (2.0) 29 (4.7)
3 or more schools 24 (1.4) 24 (1.6) 25 (5.0) 12 (1.3) 13 (1.5) 7! (2.9)
Hours of planning period per week                        
0 hours 3 (0.7) 2! (0.6) 11! (3.6) 1! (0.4) (†) 4! (1.9)
1 to 2 hours 15 (1.4) 11 (1.0) 41 (6.3) 12 (1.2) 8 (1.1) 31 (4.2)
3 to 4 hours 42 (1.6) 45 (1.7) 20 (4.3) 44 (1.7) 45 (1.7) 41 (4.5)
More than 4 hours 41 (1.8) 42 (1.8) 28 (4.7) 42 (1.4) 46 (1.5) 24 (4.0)
Taught on a block schedule1                        
Yes 9 (1.0) 9 (1.2) 96 (1.8) 6 (0.8) 7 (0.9) (†)
No 91 (1.0) 91 (1.2) 96 (1.8) 94 (0.8) 93 (0.9) 98 (1.5)
Taught classes outside of regular school hours                        
Yes 24 (1.4) 23 (1.5) 25 (5.0) (†) (†) (†)
No 76 (1.4) 77 (1.5) 75 (5.0) (†) (†) (†)
— Not available; data were not collected from visual arts specialists.
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Block schedule refers to a type of academic scheduling in which each student has fewer classes per day for a longer period of time; for example, block scheduling allows for class periods of an hour or more so that teachers can accomplish more in a class session.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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 Music Specialists,” FRSS 102M, 2009–10; and “Survey of Elementary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 102VA, 2009–10.

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