Table 1-9
Public school students in grades 5 and 8 taught mathematics and science by teachers with various levels of subject area preparation: 2004 and 2007
(Percent distribution)
 
Grade/field All levels In field Related field General education Other
 
Grade 5 (2004)          
Mathematics 100 38 4 54 4
Science 100 43 na 54 3
Grade 8 (2007)          
Mathematics 100 85 2 10 4
Science 100 88 na 9 3
 

na = not applicable

NOTES: Percentages may not add to 100% because of rounding.

SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics, Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–99, 2004, and 2007; and National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics. See appendix table 1-13.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010