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Table 5.13. Arts education policies, by state: 2012
 
State State defines the arts in statute or code as a core or academic subject State adopted early learning or pre-kindergarten arts education standards  State adopted elementary and/or secondary arts education standards State requires districts or schools to offer arts instruction at the elementary school level State requires districts or schools to offer arts instruction at the middle school level State requires course credits in the arts for high school graduation State includes arts courses as an alternative requirement State requires course credits in the arts for admission to any of its public colleges or universities State requires state-, district- or school-level assessment of student learning in the arts
United States1 32 23 49 45 41 27 18 14 18
                   
Alabama No No Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Alaska No No Yes No No No No No No
Arizona Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Arkansas Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
California Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
                   
Colorado Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Connecticut Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Delaware No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
District of Columbia No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Florida No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No
                   
Georgia No No Yes No No No Yes No No
Hawaii No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Idaho No No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
Illinois Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Indiana No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
                   
Iowa No No No Yes No No No No No
Kansas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Kentucky Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Louisiana Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Maine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
                   
Maryland No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Massachusetts Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No
Michigan No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Minnesota Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Mississippi Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
                   
Missouri Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Montana No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Nebraska Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No
Nevada Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
New Hampshire Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
                   
New Jersey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
New Mexico No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
New York Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
North Carolina Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
North Dakota Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
                   
Ohio Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Oklahoma Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Oregon Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No
Pennsylvania Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Rhode Island Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
                   
South Carolina No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
South Dakota No No Yes No No Yes No No No
Tennessee No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Texas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Utah Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
                   
Vermont No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Virginia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Washington Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
West Virginia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Wisconsin No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Wyoming Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
1 National total reflects the number of "Yes" responses for the column.
SOURCE: State of the States 2012: Arts Education State Policy Summary, Arts Education Partnership, 2012. Data Source.

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