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Table 6. Number and percentage of public schools with staff with academic specialist or coaching assignments and among those schools the percentage with different types of assignments, by state: 2007-08

State Number of schools with staff with specialist or coaching assignments   Percent of all schools with staff with specialist or coaching assignments   Among schools that had specialist or coaching assignments
Percent with reading specialists   Percent with math specialists   Percent with science specialists   Percent with reading coaches   Percent with math coaches   Percent with science coaches  
United States  57,440   63.3   79.8   31.6 16.3 45.9 23.0 9.6
                       
Alabama  970   65.8   65.4   8.1 ! 89.9 5.9 !
Alaska  190   40.2   72.2   38.6 21.8 ! 38.8 15.7 !
Arizona  1,220   63.6   83.4   28.8 ! 69.1 30.9 13.2 !
Arkansas  620   62.2   62.2   35.2 6.6 ! 61.8 61.5 11.8 !
California  4,550   48.9   65.6   25.5 20.7 56.2 36.0 7.2 !
                       
Colorado  1,220   76.6   85.7   28.4 15.8 ! 57.8 17.8 6.0 !
Connecticut  860   81.1   91.1   36.7 13.1 ! 48.6 31.9 13.6 !
Delaware  150   68.8   84.6   34.3 ! 5.8 ! 23.5 13.3 !
District of Columbia  150   73.2   75.4   53.9 30.3 37.5 26.1 14.8 !
Florida  2,900   87.1   55.0   18.9 19.1 86.7 14.6 7.8
                       
Georgia  1,250   54.1   60.9   29.7 21.4 ! 59.8 34.3 20.5
Hawaii  190   63.8   73.1   36.7 17.3 ! 60.3 40.6 10.6 !
Idaho  310   44.9   76.7   19.4 ! 16.1 ! 34.4
Illinois  2,630   64.4   90.1   23.3 15.9 34.9 11.2 ! 9.7 !
Indiana  890   47.0   75.1   18.8 ! 61.7
                       
Iowa  830   63.8   93.0   25.1 ! 13.5 ! 25.3
Kansas  810   59.4   87.5   23.0 ! 13.3 ! 36.7 21.2 !
Kentucky  900   66.0   78.2   24.8 11.7 ! 43.5 20.8 !
Louisiana  570   41.6   58.3   22.6 ! 14.0 ! 72.6 23.9 !
Maine  400   58.0   82.3   27.4 37.6 25.5
                       
Maryland  1,300   90.9   84.0   43.9 12.3 ! 44.8 37.6 17.6 !
Massachusetts  1,420   79.0   87.6   40.6 12.6 ! 47.8 41.6
Michigan  1,980   53.7   77.8   16.5 ! 11.6 ! 34.8 5.1 !
Minnesota  1,000   51.9   65.3   42.8 27.5 41.0 25.6 9.8 !
Mississippi  350   33.7   45.5   18.4 ! 65.9 32.4 24.4 !
                       
Missouri  1,310   64.7   88.2   33.3 7.2 ! 48.7 10.8 !
Montana  220   38.6   89.6   47.8 15.7 ! 33.0 24.8
Nebraska  390   43.0   94.6   20.7 ! 10.5 ! 22.3 ! 2.2 !
Nevada  350   65.7   83.5   25.0 19.3 51.4 31.6 21.1
New Hampshire  410   91.0   91.1   11.5 ! 26.3 10.7 !
                       
New Jersey  1,600   65.0   76.1   46.8 22.5 ! 40.9 24.4
New Mexico  420   59.3   83.5   37.6 8.0 ! 60.7 48.7 8.7 !
New York  4,010   86.7   87.2   46.3 15.6 ! 37.9 25.9
North Carolina  1,320   55.4   77.9   57.6 28.8 ! 26.6
North Dakota  200   52.9   93.5   52.7 21.2 !
                       
Ohio  2,150   59.0   94.4   37.4 15.4 ! 33.2 19.5 ! 10.4 !
Oklahoma  800   51.3   87.6   31.4 9.9 ! 26.2 8.6 ! 4.5 !
Oregon  770   65.1   81.5   23.3 18.6 47.9 6.6 !
Pennsylvania  2,520   78.2   91.9   45.1 25.9 22.3 3.2 !
Rhode Island  280   89.3   88.2   17.5 8.2 ! 41.1 31.6
                       
South Carolina  650   59.0   67.8   21.2 24.6 46.1 40.7 28.5
South Dakota  190   40.8   69.7   29.7 34.0 22.6 #
Tennessee  830   50.8   73.7   22.3 ! 51.1 25.3 ! 20.0 !
Texas  5,460   65.9   82.6   43.9 36.6 37.5 22.4 20.5
Utah  720   78.1   82.5   37.4 ! 23.0 55.0 25.9 ! 11.0
                       
Vermont  240   71.5   93.2   43.3 25.4 !
Virginia  1,540   77.5   89.2   22.4 8.3 ! 30.4 14.1 4.3 !
Washington  1,240   58.6   72.4   44.5 14.6 ! 40.1 33.0 11.1 !
West Virginia  460   61.2   92.1   36.0 6.7 ! 35.1 22.0 5.1 !
Wisconsin  1,470   72.3   90.2   22.8 31.8 12.1 !
Wyoming  230   70.8   79.8   35.2   15.1   63.3   46.2   8.1  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: A specialist works with students and a coach works with teachers. Coaching includes observing lessons, providing feedback and demonstrating teaching strategies.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Data File," 2007–08.


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