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Table 8. Percentage of public school teachers who participated in various types of professional development in the past 12 months, by state: 2011–12


  Percent of teachers who participated in professional development focused on  
State Any professional development   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  
United States 99.0   84.8   67.2   56.7   42.5   37.4   26.8   35.7  
                                 
Alabama 99.9   84.2   77.8   64.8   40.4   37.5   30.9   25.5  
Alaska 99.2   80.4   64.8   50.7   45.5   29.6   22.9   31.5  
Arizona 98.6   85.7   62.8   61.7   46.2   32.6   41.9   38.9  
Arkansas 99.7   93.5   91.6   65.8   65.0   55.9   33.5   40.4  
California 97.4   78.2   58.0   46.3   35.8   28.7   48.1   32.3  
                                 
Colorado 98.7   83.9   61.3   52.3   36.5   29.2   40.3   40.3  
Connecticut 99.1   83.8   73.1   63.0   40.1   34.1   18.0   40.0  
Delaware 99.7   84.4   64.1   64.4   39.0   38.2   11.6   41.8  
District of Columbia                
Florida                
                                 
Georgia 98.6   85.2   63.3   47.5   33.0   32.7   17.6   37.4  
Hawaii                
Idaho 98.8   80.5   52.9   40.7   39.2   26.4   25.4   38.3  
Illinois 99.8   84.3   68.2   66.2   43.5   43.9   20.0   36.7  
Indiana 96.8   79.3   58.4   58.7   35.9   31.5   16.5   31.7  
                                 
Iowa 99.8   82.4   68.9   62.4   35.3   29.7   13.1   40.0  
Kansas 99.1   82.7   71.3   64.6   43.2   29.9   21.4   33.9  
Kentucky 99.6   88.3   69.5   65.0   42.3   38.9   11.4   36.7  
Louisiana 98.1   82.7   70.0   56.4   58.9   40.9   13.1   29.9  
Maine 99.1   81.8   62.8   54.5   39.1   27.7   9.1   36.1  
                                 
Maryland                
Massachusetts 98.8   84.0   55.2   53.2   38.8   38.4   25.8   36.7  
Michigan 99.4   84.7   68.0   60.3   50.3   38.1   12.6   39.1  
Minnesota 99.8   83.4   75.4   75.4   56.1   51.2   29.4   38.4  
Mississippi 97.7   81.4   62.2   51.8   46.2   36.4   11.7   31.5  
                                 
Missouri 99.4   82.4   68.6   54.0   51.4   37.0   8.9   35.6  
Montana 99.3   83.3   67.5   46.9   49.3   32.1   4.7   37.1  
Nebraska 99.3   82.6   66.9   64.2   48.1   32.4   13.3   28.2  
Nevada 98.7   85.1   53.6   57.5   27.0   31.4   33.5   43.3  
New Hampshire 98.7   86.6   71.6   52.8   50.2   50.9   9.4   47.8  
                                 
New Jersey 99.8   88.3   74.8   54.0   47.4   42.6   12.3   41.1  
New Mexico 98.2   78.0   58.9   56.1   43.6   45.5   38.4   38.3  
New York 98.9   87.6   66.6   56.9   29.7   34.6   21.0   37.7  
North Carolina 99.5   89.7   74.8   71.5   37.1   35.0   26.4   35.6  
North Dakota 99.7   77.1   67.3   49.8   47.6   31.0   8.6   29.7  
                                 
Ohio 98.7   77.2   66.3   44.6   34.3   35.2   6.9   32.4  
Oklahoma 98.9   79.4   68.8   48.3   51.8   44.0   24.9   35.0  
Oregon 99.1   85.3   48.4   60.6   44.0   34.0   48.7   41.4  
Pennsylvania 99.1   81.1   66.3   60.0   40.6   44.8   22.0   31.4  
Rhode Island                
                                 
South Carolina 99.3   83.4   78.2   57.4   37.2   37.8   22.8   32.5  
South Dakota 97.4   76.3   63.4   48.7   34.3   23.4   6.9   31.1  
Tennessee 99.9   86.0   61.8   51.4   46.4   37.3   12.6   39.9  
Texas 99.4   91.6   74.8   50.4   54.0   45.9   56.5   35.3  
Utah 99.8   90.9   61.8   64.1   45.0   31.0   25.2   37.0  
                                 
Vermont 99.0   87.3   67.5   57.2   43.6   36.1   8.9   39.0  
Virginia 99.6   85.6   76.7   50.2   43.3   40.5   18.6   30.3  
Washington 98.6   89.5   60.8   56.3   38.0   31.0   28.1   39.1  
West Virginia 99.1   81.9   76.0   46.9   46.9   31.6   8.9   28.6  
Wisconsin 98.3   80.2   70.5   58.5   44.3   33.8   14.3   33.1  
Wyoming 99.6   83.0   63.9   63.0   52.6   29.9   18.8   37.3  
‡ 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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