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Table 113. Percent and standard error for public secondary school visual arts specialists reporting that they believed various types of support for teaching visual arts were moderately or completely adequate, by school characteristics: School year 2009–10—Continued (Return to Table 113)
 
School characteristic Instructional resources1 Art materials2 Art tools3 Classroom
equipment4
Technologies5
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                     
All public secondary school visual arts specialists 70 (1.6) 77 (1.2) 75 (1.4) 65 (1.3) 52 (1.5)
                     
Enrollment size                    
Less than 500 66 (3.1) 80 (2.6) 74 (2.7) 63 (2.9) 50 (3.7)
500 to 999 72 (2.6) 77 (2.3) 75 (2.6) 67 (2.6) 51 (2.6)
1,000 or more 71 (2.2) 75 (2.2) 76 (2.1) 66 (2.4) 53 (2.1)
Community type                    
City 68 (3.2) 66 (3.1) 66 (3.2) 55 (3.4) 46 (3.2)
Suburban 76 (2.6) 80 (2.4) 80 (2.5) 73 (2.9) 61 (2.3)
Town 66 (3.9) 84 (3.0) 83 (3.1) 70 (3.8) 43 (3.1)
Rural 66 (3.1) 77 (2.5) 72 (2.8) 62 (2.2) 50 (3.3)
Region                    
Northeast 72 (3.3) 83 (2.6) 84 (2.5) 74 (2.9) 56 (3.8)
Southeast 75 (2.4) 74 (2.3) 72 (2.8) 61 (3.4) 53 (3.1)
Central 68 (3.3) 79 (2.5) 76 (2.5) 68 (2.5) 50 (3.3)
West 66 (2.7) 70 (3.0) 68 (3.3) 58 (2.9) 49 (2.9)
Percent combined enrollment
of Black and other
races/ethnicities6
                   
Less than 6 percent 69 (4.0) 81 (3.0) 78 (3.2) 69 (3.5) 50 (3.9)
6 to 20 percent 71 (3.1) 82 (2.5) 78 (2.9) 73 (2.5) 52 (3.2)
21 to 49 percent 74 (3.0) 78 (3.0) 79 (2.9) 64 (3.9) 57 (3.8)
50 percent or more 67 (3.1) 67 (3.1) 66 (3.4) 55 (3.2) 48 (3.5)
Percent of students eligible
for free or reduced-price lunch
                   
0 to 25 percent 78 (2.6) 84 (1.9) 82 (2.6) 73 (2.5) 57 (3.0)
26 to 50 percent 68 (2.4) 76 (2.2) 74 (2.7) 66 (2.7) 52 (3.1)
51 to 75 percent 63 (3.8) 69 (3.6) 69 (3.9) 56 (4.1) 48 (4.0)
76 percent or more 61 (4.6) 67 (4.8) 64 (4.7) 52 (6.0) 36 (4.4)
1 The questionnaire wording was “reusable resources used for instruction in visual arts (e.g., art prints, slides, textbooks, videotapes, projectors).”
2 The questionnaire wording was “expendable resources (e.g., paint, ink, clay, paper, cardboard, film, wood, plastic films).”
3 The questionnaire wording was “equipment used to create and learn about visual arts (e.g., brushes, scissors, brayers, clay tools).”
4 The questionnaire wording was “equipment used to create and learn about visual arts (e.g., cameras, kilns, display cases and boards, easels).”
5 The questionnaire wording was “electronic equipment used in the study and creation of art (e.g., SMART Boards, computers, printers, video equipment).”
6 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Arts specialists are education professionals with a teaching certificate in an arts discipline—such as music, visual arts, dance, or drama/theatre—who provide separate instruction in that discipline.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Survey of Secondary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 103VA, 2009–10.

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