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Table 7.  Percentage of private schools that used various methods to organize classes or student groups and percentage of schools that used a year-round calendar, by affiliation stratum: 2003–04

  Percent of schools that used various methods to organize classes or student groups     
Affiliation stratum Traditional grades or academic discipline- based departments Grades subdivided into small groups such as "houses" or "families"   Student groups
that remain
2 or more years
with the same
teacher (e.g.,
looping)
Inter-
disciplinary teaching
  Paired or team teaching   Block scheduling Percent of schools that used a year-round calendar  
All private schools  78.0 6.8   27.5 28.3   20.7   23.6 7.7  
                       
Catholic- Parochial  91.8 5.4   11.0 41.3   12.5   24.3 2.8  
Catholic- Diocesan  91.2 4.9   8.6 33.0   12.8   21.6 3.9  
Catholic- Private  89.9 8.8   9.8 35.0   26.0   28.3 4.0 !
Amish  51.7 2.8 ! 43.6 3.1 ! 2.4 ! 9.1 13.4  
Assembly of God  79.6 9.9   32.0 20.1   21.8   19.3 8.6 !
Baptist  77.1 2.0 ! 26.0 12.7   19.6   11.8 3.7 !
Episcopal  88.6 10.3   16.7 49.4   32.0   28.8 1.1 !
Jewish  79.9 7.3   12.8 24.2   19.7   34.5 7.2  
Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod  93.3 2.2 ! 26.5 18.8   13.1   14.9 2.0 !
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod  96.8 7.8   64.3 15.2   6.1 ! 18.3 2.0 !
Mennonite  73.5 3.3 ! 31.9 4.5 ! 11.8   16.2 1.0 !
Pentecostal  62.4 1.9 ! 47.0 16.7   36.0   26.3 14.2 !
Seventh-Day Adventist  86.2 5.8 ! 62.7 18.1   7.9   20.9 4.9 !
Other Religious  81.5 4.6   28.4 24.4   18.8   22.7 5.3  
Nonsectarian- Regular  77.8 11.5   26.4 35.4   29.0   32.3 11.1  
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  37.2 13.6   57.9 33.7   46.2   33.6 18.5  
Nonsectarian- Special Education  53.3 14.1   37.5 35.2   29.7   22.6 29.6  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
NOTE: The Schools and Staffing Survey School questionnaires define block scheduling as the scheduling of class periods to create extended
instructional blocks of time. Schools may choose more than one method to organize classes or student groups.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Private School Date File, 2003–04.

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