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Table 121. Percent and standard error for public secondary school music specialists reporting that they gave moderate or major emphasis to various goals or objectives of student learning, by school characteristics: School year 2009–10—Continued (Return to Table 121)
 
School characteristic Evaluating music and music performances Learning about the expressive possibilities of music (i.e., conveying feelings, ideas, and meaning) Making connections among music, the other
arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Understanding music
in relation to history
and cultures
Using technology to
gain knowledge and skills in music
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
error
                     
All public secondary school music specialists 87 (1.0) 90 (1.1) 68 (1.9) 74 (1.5) 48 (1.4)
                     
Enrollment size                    
Less than 500 85 (2.4) 89 (2.1) 66 (3.5) 75 (3.4) 43 (3.4)
500 to 999 86 (1.4) 89 (1.7) 66 (2.8) 69 (2.8) 46 (2.7)
1,000 or more 90 (1.8) 91 (1.7) 71 (2.4) 78 (2.0) 55 (2.4)
Community type                    
City 89 (2.0) 91 (2.5) 71 (3.3) 77 (3.4) 47 (4.3)
Suburban 88 (2.1) 89 (1.8) 68 (2.6) 74 (2.4) 57 (2.6)
Town 86 (3.1) 89 (2.8) 62 (4.0) 69 (4.0) 46 (4.4)
Rural 86 (1.7) 89 (1.4) 68 (2.7) 73 (2.7) 41 (2.5)
Region                    
Northeast 84 (3.2) 83 (3.1) 69 (4.0) 75 (3.2) 58 (4.1)
Southeast 87 (2.0) 92 (1.9) 76 (3.3) 76 (3.0) 59 (3.2)
Central 88 (1.9) 92 (2.0) 66 (3.4) 73 (2.6) 41 (3.3)
West 88 (1.9) 90 (1.6) 63 (3.7) 72 (3.1) 42 (2.7)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities1
                   
Less than 6 percent 84 (2.2) 90 (2.4) 67 (3.4) 70 (3.7) 45 (2.9)
6 to 20 percent 87 (2.2) 89 (1.9) 66 (3.0) 73 (2.8) 50 (3.2)
21 to 49 percent 89 (2.0) 92 (1.7) 67 (3.0) 75 (2.9) 46 (3.3)
50 percent or more 89 (1.9) 89 (2.1) 71 (3.0) 76 (2.8) 52 (3.4)
Percent of students eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                   
0 to 25 percent 88 (1.8) 91 (1.7) 70 (3.1) 75 (2.3) 51 (2.9)
26 to 50 percent 87 (1.7) 90 (1.6) 64 (2.7) 72 (2.5) 48 (2.6)
51 to 75 percent 86 (2.4) 88 (2.0) 66 (3.9) 72 (3.4) 43 (4.0)
76 percent or more 87 (3.4) 88 (4.1) 74 (4.9) 79 (5.1) 54 (6.3)
1Other 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 Music Specialists,” FRSS 103M, 2009–10.

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