Instructional Time for Third- and Eighth-Graders in Public and Private Schools: School Year 2011-12

This Statistics in Brief examines the amount of time that students in grades 3 and 8 spent on different activities in 2011-12 and compares how, if at all, this time varied by activity, school sector, and grade. Based on reporting by school principals, on average, in school year 2011-12 third-graders in both public and in private schools spent a greater amount and a larger percentage of time on instruction in English, followed by mathematics, than on any other subject.  More info