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Table 44. Percent and standard error for public elementary school music and visual arts specialists reporting more than 4 hours of designated planning time per week when students were in attendance, by teaching status and school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic 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
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All public elementary school music
and visual arts specialists
41 (1.8) 42 (1.8) 28 (4.7) 42 (1.4) 46 (1.5) 24 (4.0)
                         
Enrollment size                        
Less than 300 40 (3.4) 42 (3.9) 31 (8.5) 37 (3.4) 44 (4.3) 19 (5.5)
300 to 499 44 (2.7) 46 (2.8) 18! (6.5) 43 (2.9) 46 (3.0) 27 (7.5)
500 or more 38 (2.1) 38 (2.4) 33 (9.5) 45 (2.1) 47 (2.4) 26 (7.0)
Community type                        
City 38 (3.3) 38 (3.5) 32! (11.3) 42 (3.2) 44 (3.4) 32! (11.0)
Suburban 42 (3.3) 43 (3.5) 35! (10.6) 45 (2.9) 50 (3.3) 24! (7.2)
Town 43 (4.4) 47 (4.5) (†) 45 (5.1) 53 (5.5) (†)
Rural 40 (2.9) 43 (3.0) 24 (6.9) 37 (2.6) 40 (2.9) 23 (6.5)
Region                        
Northeast 35 (3.7) 37 (4.1) (†) 39 (3.3) 41 (3.5) 29! (9.4)
Southeast 43 (3.5) 43 (3.2) 43! (15.5) 46 (3.1) 50 (3.4) 15! (6.7)
Central 48 (3.5) 49 (3.8) 37! (12.8) 43 (2.3) 47 (2.8) 21! (7.6)
West 37 (3.9) 39 (4.3) 25! (7.7) 39 (3.5) 45 (5.1) 26 (7.0)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
                       
Less than 6 percent 43 (3.8) 46 (4.1) 24! (11.0) 32 (3.1) 37 (3.5) 15! (6.1)
6 to 20 percent 46 (2.8) 48 (3.0) 29! (11.5) 52 (3.1) 55 (3.6) 38 (9.7)
21 to 49 percent 38 (3.3) 40 (3.9) 26 (7.9) 40 (3.2) 44 (3.5) 21! (8.2)
50 percent or more 36 (3.5) 37 (3.6) 32! (11.3) 42 (3.2) 46 (3.3) 21! (7.0)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                       
0 to 25 percent 41 (3.0) 43 (3.3) 24! (8.8) 46 (2.9) 50 (3.0) 31! (9.2)
26 to 50 percent 43 (3.4) 44 (3.7) 35 (9.6) 40 (2.6) 45 (3.1) 19! (7.9)
51 to 75 percent 38 (3.4) 40 (3.4) 21! (9.3) 42 (3.7) 46 (4.2) 20! (7.8)
76 percent or more 39 (3.6) 40 (3.5) 35! (13.3) 40 (4.0) 42 (4.4) 24! (10.3)
† 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: 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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