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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
  Percent
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
    8 or
less
  9–16   17–32   33 or more  
                         
Total 97.6   80.5   22.5   27.3   21.9   28.3  
                         
School type1                        
Regular 97.6   80.7   22.7   27.4   21.7   28.3  
Career or technical 96.4   77.6   19.9   27.1   21.8   31.2  
Other2 97.4   78.9   20.3   26.5   21.9   31.4  
                         
Main teaching assignment                        
Career and technical education (CTE), total 97.8   81.6   19.3   26.5   25.6   28.6  
Nonoccupational CTE 98.4   81.8   19.8   24.4   27.9   28.0  
Occupational education 97.3   81.5   19.0   28.3   23.7   29.0  
Agriculture and natural resources 99.2   92.8   13.4   32.1   26.8   27.7  
Business 97.5   81.0   20.2   35.5   21.3   23.0  
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  
Health sciences 96.5   88.1   15.3   35.8   17.7 ! 31.2  
Manufacturing 100.0   72.3       37.8   29.5 !
Marketing 100.0   86.2   25.1   14.8 ! 33.0   27.1  
Repair and transportation 97.8   81.0   14.2 ! 27.6   25.2   33.0  
Academic education 97.7   79.4   23.1   27.0   20.8   29.2  
Other3 97.4   83.4   22.5   29.1   23.1   25.4  
! 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.

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