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Table 45. Percent and standard error for public elementary school music and visual arts specialists reporting that they taught on a block schedule, 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
Percent Standard
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All public elementary school music
and visual arts specialists
9 (1.0) 9 (1.2) (†) 6 (0.8) 7 (0.9) (†)
                         
Enrollment size                        
Less than 300 7 (1.9) 8! (2.4) (†) 6! (1.9) 6! (2.2) (†)
300 to 499 8 (1.7) 9 (1.9) (†) 5 (1.2) 6 (1.5) # (†)
500 or more 10 (1.6) 10 (1.7) (†) 7 (1.3) 7 (1.5) # (†)
Community type                        
City 8 (2.0) 8 (2.2) (†) 7 (1.7) 8 (1.9) # (†)
Suburban 9 (2.0) 10 (2.3) (†) 5 (1.1) 6 (1.4) # (†)
Town 6 (1.8) 6! (1.9) (†) 6! (2.1) 6! (2.3) (†)
Rural 9 (1.8) 11 (2.1) # (†) 6 (1.6) 7 (1.8) (†)
Region                        
Northeast 5! (1.8) 5! (2.1) (†) 6 (1.6) 6 (1.8) # (†)
Southeast 10 (1.7) 11 (1.9) (†) 7 (1.5) 8 (1.7) # (†)
Central 9 (2.0) 9 (2.2) (†) 5 (1.5) 6 (1.6) (†)
West 11 (2.4) 12 (2.9) (†) 6! (2.1) 8! (2.5) (†)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
                       
Less than 6 percent 8 (2.2) 9 (2.5) # (†) 4! (1.6) 4! (1.5) (†)
6 to 20 percent 9 (2.1) 10 (2.4) # (†) 4! (1.3) 5! (1.6) # (†)
21 to 49 percent 8 (2.2) 9 (2.5) (†) 7 (1.8) 8 (1.9) (†)
50 percent or more 9 (1.9) 9 (2.1) (†) 8 (1.5) 9 (1.6) # (†)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                       
0 to 25 percent 7 (1.7) 8 (1.9) (†) 5 (1.5) 5 (1.6) (†)
26 to 50 percent 9 (2.1) 10 (2.5) # (†) 4! (1.3) 5! (1.6) # (†)
51 to 75 percent 11 (2.3) 12 (2.6) (†) 6! (2.0) 8! (2.3) # (†)
76 percent or more 8 (1.7) 7 (1.7) (†) 9 (2.0) 9 (2.3) (†)
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
! 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: 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. 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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