|Table H117. Among grade 9 through 12 public school teachers, percentage who participated in any professional development and in professional development in their subject area, and percentage distribution of hours spent in professional development in their subject area, by school type and main teaching assignment: 2008|
with any professional development
|Percent with professional development
in subject area
|Percentage distribution of
hours of professional
development in subject area
|School type and
main teaching assignment
|9–16||17–32||33 or more|
|Career or technical||96.4||77.6||19.9||27.1||21.8||31.2|
|Main teaching assignment|
|Career and technical education (CTE), total||97.8||81.6||19.3||26.5||25.6||28.6|
|Agriculture and natural resources||99.2||92.8||13.4||32.1||26.8||27.7|
|Communications and design||99.0||80.4||19.8||!||15.8||32.0||32.4|
|Computer and information sciences||93.7||71.8||23.1||!||23.6||20.0||33.3|
|Construction, architecture, and engineering technologies||92.9||72.4||20.7||26.8||19.8||32.7|
|Consumer, culinary, and public services||98.3||84.4||25.3||25.8||12.6||!||36.3|
|Repair and transportation||97.8||81.0||14.2||!||27.6||25.2||33.0|
|! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Excludes 9 percent of teachers with unspecified school type.
2 Other school types include special program emphasis schools, special education schools, and alternative/other schools.
3 Other teaching assignments include special education; health education; physical education; military science or Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC); religious studies, theology, or divinity; and other unspecified teaching assignments.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), “Public School Teacher Questionnaire,” 2007–08.