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Table 52. Percent and standard error for public elementary school music specialists reporting that they participated in various activities related to teaching, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Common planning
period with regular classroom teachers
Common planning
period with other arts specialists at this school
Consulting with classroom teachers
to help them integrate music into a lesson or unit of study taught by
the classroom teacher
Consulting with other teachers to integrate another subject into a music lesson or unit of study that is taught by the music specialist Collaborating with other teachers on designing
and teaching an interdisciplinary lesson
or unit of study that includes music
Sharing ideas about teaching with other teachers outside your assigned school(s) Visiting classrooms of colleagues
who teach music
Participating in site-based management or school improvement
teams or leadership councils
Providing input in the preparation of
Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
for students with
special needs
Teaching music through
virtual field trips using technology
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Percent Standard Percent Standard Percent Standard Percent Standard Percent Standard
                                         
All public elementary school
music specialists
26 (1.7) 53 (1.7) 52 (2.0) 62 (2.1) 36 (1.7) 84 (1.3) 42 (1.6) 46 (1.8) 39 (1.6) 27 (1.4)
                                         
Enrollment size                                        
Less than 300 20 (3.3) 33 (3.7) 41 (3.5) 53 (3.7) 28 (3.1) 81 (2.7) 36 (3.4) 38 (3.4) 35 (3.6) 26 (3.4)
300 to 499 27 (2.9) 55 (2.4) 55 (3.3) 65 (2.6) 39 (2.6) 87 (1.7) 43 (2.4) 45 (2.5) 40 (2.6) 23 (2.2)
500 or more 29 (2.5) 63 (2.1) 54 (2.6) 64 (2.8) 37 (2.3) 83 (1.8) 44 (3.1) 50 (3.0) 40 (2.5) 31 (2.2)
Community type                                        
City 27 (2.9) 57 (3.5) 54 (3.7) 63 (3.9) 35 (3.1) 84 (2.8) 46 (3.4) 41 (3.5) 39 (3.3) 25 (2.9)
Suburban 26 (2.7) 56 (2.6) 49 (3.3) 60 (3.1) 37 (3.0) 84 (2.3) 45 (2.9) 48 (3.4) 39 (3.0) 25 (2.3)
Town 24 (3.0) 51 (3.1) 57 (4.9) 68 (4.0) 39 (4.5) 82 (3.1) 36 (4.8) 47 (3.4) 38 (4.5) 28 (3.8)
Rural 27 (2.7) 48 (3.2) 50 (3.2) 61 (2.8) 34 (2.9) 85 (2.3) 35 (3.3) 47 (3.3) 40 (2.8) 31 (2.5)
Region                                        
Northeast 25 (2.8) 54 (3.8) 46 (4.2) 57 (4.1) 36 (3.9) 85 (2.1) 46 (3.6) 42 (3.4) 37 (3.4) 22 (3.4)
Southeast 29 (3.6) 61 (2.4) 66 (3.1) 70 (3.5) 44 (2.7) 86 (2.0) 43 (3.4) 54 (3.1) 37 (2.6) 37 (2.8)
Central 22 (3.1) 48 (3.3) 47 (3.1) 58 (3.5) 32 (2.9) 80 (2.3) 35 (2.8) 42 (3.4) 40 (3.0) 23 (3.0)
West 30 (3.2) 53 (3.1) 49 (3.5) 66 (3.4) 34 (2.8) 84 (2.7) 45 (3.2) 47 (3.4) 42 (3.5) 28 (2.8)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
                                       
Less than 6 percent 25 (3.9) 50 (4.0) 49 (3.9) 57 (4.2) 36 (3.7) 84 (2.5) 39 (4.7) 44 (3.9) 40 (3.0) 30 (3.3)
6 to 20 percent 21 (2.4) 46 (3.8) 41 (3.2) 60 (3.7) 33 (2.7) 84 (2.5) 37 (3.2) 47 (3.6) 37 (3.7) 24 (2.7)
21 to 49 percent 29 (2.9) 57 (3.3) 52 (3.8) 64 (3.3) 39 (3.0) 85 (2.5) 43 (3.6) 46 (3.1) 42 (3.3) 28 (2.8)
50 percent or more 30 (3.1) 59 (2.6) 61 (3.6) 65 (3.5) 36 (2.9) 83 (2.4) 47 (3.2) 45 (2.8) 38 (2.9) 28 (2.4)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                                       
0 to 25 percent 27 (2.9) 55 (3.7) 45 (3.5) 60 (4.0) 37 (3.5) 86 (2.1) 45 (2.8) 47 (3.7) 41 (3.2) 23 (2.6)
26 to 50 percent 23 (2.5) 54 (3.5) 48 (3.4) 59 (3.4) 36 (2.8) 84 (2.7) 40 (3.3) 44 (3.4) 42 (3.3) 27 (3.1)
51 to 75 percent 25 (2.9) 50 (3.4) 56 (3.8) 65 (3.2) 34 (3.1) 85 (2.6) 41 (3.1) 47 (3.4) 36 (2.7) 32 (2.9)
76 percent or more 30 (3.5) 55 (3.7) 59 (4.0) 65 (3.9) 37 (3.7) 79 (3.6) 43 (3.6) 44 (3.9) 36 (3.6) 28 (3.2)
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.

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