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Percentage of teachers who participated in various types of professional development in the past 12 months, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2011–12

  Percent of teachers who participated in professional development focused on
Selected public school
district characteristic
Any
professional developmen
  Content of subject(s)
taught
  Uses of computers for instruction   Reading instruction   Student discipline and classroom management   Teaching students with disabilities   Teaching
limited-English
proficient
students or
English-
language
learners
  Other  
All schools 98.5 82.7 65.8 53.3 42.1 36.2 24.3 35.2  
 
All public schools 99.0 84.8 67.2 56.7 42.5 37.4 26.8 35.7
 
School classification
Traditional public 99.0 85.1 67.6 56.7 42.2 37.3 26.7 35.7
Charter school 98.3 78.0 55.7 55.5 52.1 41.4 29.6 35.6
 
Community type 
City
Suburban  99.2 85.9 69.3 56.1 40.1 37.1 25.8 36.1
Town  99.0 82.0 66.9 56.3 41.7 36.4 21.6 35.4
Rural  98.7 82.2 67.0 52.4 41.7 37.3 18.3 34.4
 
School level
Primary 99.4 91.2 68.3 70.7 44.7 35.9 30.4 36.8
Middle 98.9 81.3 66.6 47.9 43.0 40.2 26.9 33.5
High 98.5 77.7 66.3 40.4 37.7 36.8 22.2 35.6
Combined 98.5 78.0 64.1 47.4 46.2 44.4 18.7 34.2
 
School enrollment
Less than 100 98.1 79.3 62.1 49.5 52.2 45.0 16.0 35.0
100-199 97.7 80.0 62.4 50.2 47.4 41.1 15.3 33.3
200-499 99.1 86.7 66.0 64.0 45.3 38.5 22.8 35.9
500-749 99.2 86.8 67.3 60.9 41.1 35.0 28.9 36.1
750–999 99.2 85.4 70.9 55.9 43.9 37.9 33.2 37.1
1,000 or more 98.7 81.1 67.3 45.1 38.5 37.3 27.7 34.8
 
Percent of K-12 students who were
approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
0-34  99.0 84.0 68.7 52.2 36.5 36.4 19.6 36.3
35-49  99.0 83.4 67.5 54.3 40.2 36.0 21.7 35.2
50-74  99.0 85.3 66.8 57.6 45.4 38.0 29.3 36.0
75 or more  99.0 86.8 65.7 65.2 50.2 39.0 38.8 35.1
     School did not participate in free
or reduced-price lunch program
98.3 82.5 62.3 42.3 37.3 41.1 19.7 35.2  
                                 
All private schools 94.7 67.0 55.2 28.6 38.9 27.7 6.6 31.6  
 
School classification
Catholic 97.5 73.4 67.0 33.0 37.5 26.3 6.1 34.8
Other religious
Nonsectarian
 
Community type 
City 95.2 69.4 56.9 28.2 37.2 27.7 7.0 32.1
Suburban 
Town  95.7 62.3 48.2 33.2 43.9 24.2 4.6 ! 32.4
Rural 
 
School level
Elementary 95.6 71.8 57.2 36.5 42.0 28.9 5.6 34.9
Secondary 93.9 65.0 59.1 13.2 28.2 21.5 6.7 27.4
Combined
 
School enrollment
Less than 100
100-199
200-499 97.1 72.5 62.1 29.3 36.0 25.2 5.3 33.6
500-749 98.3 66.9 69.2 27.2 41.5 36.9 7.5 ! 31.0
750 or more  
                                 
! 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 response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Teachers were asked about professional development participation during the 12 months prior to responding to the Schools and Staffing Survey.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2011–12.


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