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Table 6. Number and percentage of public schools that had staff with specialist or coaching assignments, and among those schools, the percentage that had staff with a particular specialist or coaching assignment, by state: 2011–12


          Race/ethnicity  
State Number of schools that had staff with specialist or coaching assignments   Percent of all schools that had staff with specialist or coaching assignments   Reading specialists   Math specialists   Science specialists   Reading coaches   Math coaches   Science coaches   General instructional/not subject-specific coaches  
United States 58,510 65.0 71.3 31.2 13.4 38.4 23.5 7.7 25.4
                                     
Alabama 880 62.6 58.5 8.2 ! 9.2 ! 84.9 10.9 ! 13.2 !
Alaska 42.6 ! 75.2 ! 29.2 !
Arizona 1,560 77.5 70.3 32.5 7.5 ! 39.0 23.3 5.0 ! 43.3
Arkansas 700 74.0 62.9 47.8 14.0 ! 64.2 50.2 9.6 ! 13.4 !
California 4,920 50.4 50.5 12.7 19.5 34.8 21.0 6.5 30.3
                                     
Colorado 1,070 67.6 77.4 23.6 13.4 35.4 22.4 11.2 41.0
Connecticut 890 86.6 90.9 41.9 7.5 ! 47.3 30.2 8.2 !
Delaware 180 81.2 72.5 40.0 44.7 24.9 ! 23.3
District of Columbia
Florida 2,840 80.8 49.2 31.1 23.6 77.7 28.5 15.6 26.2
                                     
Georgia 1,480 62.6 55.4 43.0 13.7 36.8 43.4 10.7 ! 38.6
Hawaii 46.6 ! # 49.3 ! 64.3 ! 64.1
Idaho 380 ! 53.0 69.8 31.4 20.5 ! 29.7 !
Illinois 2,580 65.8 84.0 15.7 9.2 ! 32.8 11.9 9.0 ! 23.1
Indiana 1,150 64.8 61.4 14.4 ! 6.3 ! 47.8 18.8 ! 8.0 ! 22.7
                                     
Iowa 740 63.3 84.3 35.3 8.9 ! 22.2 15.6 ! 28.1
Kansas 810 64.1 78.0 28.8 18.2 ! 28.1
Kentucky 900 62.2 77.7 40.1 8.8 ! 36.6 25.7 8.1 ! 34.4
Louisiana 730 54.1 64.4 21.2 ! 10.2 ! 33.1 12.7 ! 46.7
Maine 440 70.7 88.9 36.8 5.0 ! 40.0 17.3 5.4 !
                                     
Maryland
Massachusetts 1,440 83.6 85.4 25.2 15.2 30.6 27.4 4.5 ! 16.6
Michigan 2,050 61.1 76.8 26.9 14.7 36.1 16.8 5.7 ! 25.4
Minnesota 1,100 56.8 73.0 39.6 15.8 45.2 24.9 2.5 ! 30.7
Mississippi 380 37.7 63.4 35.0 11.3 ! 37.4 28.5 8.2 ! 26.7
                                     
Missouri 1,410 72.6 76.5 27.4 37.9 17.4 3.6 ! 25.6
Montana 200 36.3 80.1 58.9 28.0 ! 19.3 ! 9.6 !
Nebraska 580 67.0 70.8 11.8 5.9 ! 26.9 6.2 ! 2.5 ! 18.7
Nevada 370 62.5 77.5 30.8 26.0 54.9 26.9 15.5 ! 37.0
New Hampshire 380 86.9 94.2 20.3 16.4 ! 12.9 !
                                     
New Jersey 1,480 59.7 70.1 35.7 13.2 ! 34.6 24.7 11.4 !
New Mexico 500 68.5 63.0 37.9 6.3 43.6 22.9 35.0
New York 3,660 79.1 86.2 50.5 16.4 29.1 22.2 7.1 ! 12.1
North Carolina 1,390 54.3 69.2 12.8 ! 13.1 ! 43.1 21.5 11.0 ! 41.7
North Dakota 240 69.4 86.4 40.5 48.0 19.4 23.7
                                     
Ohio 1,960 58.1 71.5 29.2 11.6 ! 32.1 21.7 5.8 ! 19.6
Oklahoma 860 58.3 83.0 33.3 10.6 20.7 13.5 ! 14.7 !
Oregon 810 66.8 74.6 17.0 3.3 ! 31.0 17.3 ! 1.6 ! 27.9
Pennsylvania 2,440 77.4 89.3 24.1 5.7 ! 21.8 14.9 7.3 24.5
Rhode Island 270 96.4 100.0 38.2 13.1 ! 31.9 18.7 ! 5.3 ! 15.2 !
                                     
South Carolina 740 62.8 63.2 31.7 15.2 ! 48.2 30.7 17.9 45.9
South Dakota 210 50.1 75.4 38.6 47.8 27.1 24.1
Tennessee 1,260 73.6 60.7 27.6 47.5 34.3 39.2
Texas 5,490 66.2 60.2 47.4 28.5 36.7 33.3 18.6 29.4
Utah 520 55.2 82.9 33.3 12.9 ! 53.2 31.6 4.0 ! 32.0
                                     
Vermont 210 67.2 90.7 57.5 5.4 ! 26.6 22.8 11.6
Virginia 1,540 75.3 85.5 35.4 9.4 ! 36.8 29.0 6.8 ! 21.3
Washington 1,060 52.5 72.9 39.3 12.5 ! 38.2 22.6 2.2 ! 17.7
West Virginia 560 73.9 93.5 37.7 6.6 18.1 10.5 ! 12.3 !
Wisconsin 1,410 72.9 83.5 26.4 33.0 18.7 13.0
Wyoming 220 68.8 56.5 26.1 4.0 ! 41.2 28.1 47.7
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: A specialist works with students and a coach works with teachers. Coaching includes observing lessons, providing feedback, and demonstrating teaching strategies. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Data File," 2011–12.


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