Table 1-9
Mathematics and science teachers considering themselves very well prepared for various tasks associated with instruction, by grade level: 2012
(Percent)
 
Grade level Manage
classroom
discipline
Encourage
students’
interest
in mathematics
or science
Encourage
participation
of females in
mathematics
or science
Encourage
participation
of low-SES
students in
mathematics
or science
Encourage
participation of
racial or ethnic
minorities in
mathematics
or science
 
Mathematics teachers
Elementary 69 48 56 52 50
Middle 61 46 56 53 48
High 58 39 51 40 39
Science teachers
Elementary 72 25 30 31 30
Middle 60 39 46 36 36
High 59 53 55 44 44
 

SES = socioeconomic status.

SOURCE: Banilower ER, Smith PS, Weiss IR, Malzahn KA, Campbell KM, Weis AM, Report of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education (2013).

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