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Table 5.13. Arts education policies, by state: 2014
 
State State defines the arts in statute or code as a core or academic subject State adopted early childhood or prekindergarten 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 districts or schools to offer arts instruction at the high school level State requires course credits in the arts for high school graduation State includes arts courses as an alternative requirement State requires state-, district- or school-level assessment of student learning in the arts State specifies arts education as a requirement for schools to be accredited State provides funding for an arts education grant program or a state-funded school for the arts
United States1 26 46 50 45 45 44 26 19 17 17 20
                       
Alabama Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Alaska No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Arizona Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
Arkansas No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
California Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
                       
Colorado No Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes No Yes
Connecticut No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Delaware No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
District of Columbia No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No
Florida No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
                       
Georgia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
Hawaii No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No
Idaho No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Illinois Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
Indiana No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
                       
Iowa No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No
Kansas No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Kentucky Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Louisiana Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes
Maine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
                       
Maryland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Massachusetts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No
Michigan No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No
Minnesota Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Mississippi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
                       
Missouri No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Montana No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Nebraska Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Nevada No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
New Hampshire Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
                       
New Jersey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
New Mexico Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes
New York No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
North Carolina Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
North Dakota Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No
                       
Ohio No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Oklahoma Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Oregon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Pennsylvania No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No
Rhode Island Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
                       
South Carolina Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes
South Dakota No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No
Tennessee No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Texas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Utah Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
                       
Vermont No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Virginia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Washington No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
West Virginia No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Wisconsin No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No
Wyoming Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
1 National total reflects the number of "Yes" responses for the column.
SOURCE: Arts Education Partnership, State of the States 2014: Arts Education State Policy Summary, retrieved September 15, 2014 from http://www.aep-arts.org/research-policy/artscan/state-of-the-states-2014/. Data Source.

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