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Schools that had staff with specialist or academic coaching assignments: Percentage of public K–12 schools that had staff with specialist or academic coaching assignments and the percentage of public schools that had staff with a particular specialist or academic coaching assignment, by state: 2020–21

  Percent of public schools that had staff with any specialist assignments   Percent of public schools that had   Percent of public schools that had staff with any coaching assignments   Percent of public schools that had  
State   Reading specialists   Math specialists   Science specialists     Reading coaches   Math coaches   Science coaches   General instructional/not subject-specific coaches  
United States 50.347.622.67.248.728.820.08.329.8
Alabama 46.846.810.6!61.749.811.9!6.3!22.8
Alaska 37.937.913.48.432.917.87.3!21.5
Arizona 54.543.526.88.2!52.527.321.64.9!40.6
Arkansas 57.355.727.66.2!55.541.232.57.7!26.6
California 35.730.913.27.840.518.
Colorado 52.346.320.48.3!49.625.315.67.4!42.8
Connecticut 65.965.941.114.365.646.941.713.917.2
Delaware 65.960.027.34.7!57.336.336.711.0!24.0
District of Columbia 71.163.438.890.865.376.323.839.7
Florida 49.947.325.116.367.156.835.022.629.5
Georgia 50.143.725.817.262.328.024.49.946.6
Hawaii 28.528.513.05.8!57.329.620.913.046.0
Idaho 36.832.923.24.3!33.813.012.44.3!22.9
Illinois 55.955.025.42.4!43.423.817.25.830.2
Indiana 52.050.516.64.5!41.517.112.56.1!28.8
Iowa 67.567.523.286.534.730.014.076.1
Kansas 55.053.420.047.615.712.45.4!37.5
Kentucky 55.553.631.74.4!63.328.724.77.4!39.2
Louisiana 25.924.611.7!8.5!48.435.422.617.034.0
Maine 52.552.535.44.5!
Maryland 54.252.638.871.245.541.812.4!43.8
Massachusetts 72.872.825.08.7!53.536.129.95.9!22.3
Michigan 49.947.216.53.0!42.430.216.68.623.1
Minnesota 44.338.631.510.0!49.927.318.05.7!37.1
Missouri 58.854.521.27.3!41.021.910.225.4
Nebraska 47.847.811.58.0!38.619.46.1!23.5
Nevada 45.443.916.315.853.238.918.36.3!35.6
New Hampshire 72.872.827.728.29.912.815.1
New Jersey 59.357.026.15.4!40.931.224.57.1!16.5
New Mexico 45.043.918.46.1!51.525.714.77.1!40.2
New York
North Carolina 34.331.811.863.431.819.07.9!46.3
North Dakota 61.659.335.048.029.915.54.5!31.5
Ohio 46.945.010.94.6!37.620.110.44.3!23.2
Oklahoma 53.548.515.2!43.026.620.16.4!32.7
Oregon 58.854.814.25.8!38.818.04.9!2.4!25.1
Pennsylvania 65.064.720.72.9!37.117.916.42.2!19.0
Rhode Island!14.0
South Carolina 44.741.027.210.672.756.527.68.9!38.1
South Dakota 34.934.914.62.7!14.04.4!11.5
Tennessee 34.933.821.17.7!60.429.218.78.4!37.5
Texas 51.149.629.49.149.631.326.914.729.2
Utah 56.454.719.612.2!
Vermont 60.860.842.353.530.230.82.5!27.5
Virginia 77.773.241.455.135.624.05.5!32.5
Washington 42.438.925.86.5!25.513.2!9.9!19.7
West Virginia 48.445.720.232.817.713.8!21.9
Wisconsin 68.767.935.96.6!66.350.330.23.5!26.9
! 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. Either there are too few cases for a reliable analysis, or 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).
NOTE: Data are weighted estimates of the population. 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, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Data File," 2020–21.