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Table A-2.  Standard errors for Table 2: Percentage distribution of 2007–08 beginning public school teachers, by teacher status and selected 2007–08 teacher and school characteristics: 2008–09 and 2009–10
Selected teacher or school characteristic in 2007–08 Total 2008–09 teacher status Total 2009–10 teacher status
Current Former Current Former
Age
Less than 30 years 1.3 1.3 1.7 1.7
30 or more years 3.0 3.0 4.2 4.2
Sex
Male 3.0 3.0 3.4 3.4
Female 1.2 1.2 1.8 1.8
Race/ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic 1.3 1.3 1.6 1.6
All other races/ethnicities 2.9 2.9 4.4 4.4
Base salary
Less than $40,000 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.8
$40,000 or more 1.2 1.2 3.6 3.6
Teaching status
Full time 1.2 1.2 1.7 1.7
Part time 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.5
Highest degree earned
Less than Bachelor's degree 9.4 9.4 9.1 9.1
Bachelor's degree 1.3 1.3 2.0 2.0
Master's degree 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9
Higher than a Master's degree 17.7 17.7 16.9 16.9
Assigned a mentor in 2007–08
Yes 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.5
No 3.3 3.3 5.2 5.2
Entered teaching through an alternative certification program
Yes 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8
No 1.4 1.4 1.9 1.9
Certification type
Regular teaching certificate 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.0
Other certificate 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.5
Class organization
Departmentalized instruction 1.7 1.7 2.1 2.1
Elementary subject specialist 6.1 6.1 6.9 6.9
Self-contained class 2.3 2.3 3.3 3.3
Team teaching 5.2 5.3
"Pull-out" class or "push-in" instruction 3.9 3.9 5.6 5.6
School level
Elementary 1.7 1.7 2.3 2.3
Secondary 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.2
Combined 3.6 3.6 4.7 4.7
Community type
City/suburban 1.5 1.5 2.3 2.3
Town/rural 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Percent of K–12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches
Less than 50 percent 1.8 1.8 2.2 2.2
50 percent or more 1.8 1.8 2.5 2.5
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program 8.7 8.7 9.9 9.9
† Not applicable.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study (BTLS), "First Through Third Wave Preliminary Data File," 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10.