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Table 6.  Percentage of beginning public school teachers who renewed their teaching certificate or added a content area, field, or grade levels to their teaching certificate before December 31, 2008, by selected teacher and school characteristics: School year 2009–10
 
Percent of teachers who added a content area, field, or grade levels to their teaching certificate
Selected teacher or school characteristic   Renewed their teaching certificate  
Total    23.7   15.7  
Age           
Less than 30 years    23.1   11.6  
30 or more years    24.9   22.6  
Grade level1           
Primary/middle    23.1   18.7  
High/combined    27.3   11.7  
Community type2           
City/suburban    24.4   17.3  
Town/rural    24.9   14.8  
Percent of K-12 students who were approved
for free or reduced-price lunches3 
         
0-49    22.9   15.1  
50 or more    26.6   16.4  
School did not participate in free or
reduced-price lunch program
  21.2   15.7 !
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's values.
1 About 1.8 percent of teachers in 2009-10 were excluded from the analysis due to missing values.
2 About 0.2 percent of teachers in 2009-10 were excluded from the analysis due to missing values.
3 About 1.9 percent of teachers in 2009-10 were excluded from the analysis due to missing values.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study (BTLS), "First Through Third Wave Preliminary Data File," 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10.



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