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Table 141. Percent and standard error for public elementary schools reporting a district-level arts coordinator, various ways that arts programs and instruction were assessed, and the inclusion of arts education in mission statement or school improvement plans, by school characteristics: School year 19992000
 
School characteristic District has specialist or coordinator who is responsible for the arts programs offered1 Principal evaluates the arts program in the same way other programs are evaluated1 School conducts standardized assessment of student achievement
in the arts1
Arts education is included in mission statements or school improvement plans
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
All public elementary schools 57 (2.0) 73 (1.7) 17 (1.6) 45 (2.2)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 300 40 (5.0) 64 (4.6) 14 (4.1) 35 (5.3)
300 to 499 61 (3.3) 76 (2.6) 21 (2.9) 48 (3.2)
500 or more 65 (2.0) 76 (2.4) 15 (2.0) 49 (3.1)
Region                
Northeast 67 (4.5) 87 (3.1) 18 (3.2) 53 (4.7)
Southeast 62 (3.4) 73 (3.8) 20 (3.1) 54 (3.9)
Central 53 (4.6) 85 (3.3) 24 (3.7) 40 (3.6)
West 51 (3.8) 53 (4.1) 8 (1.8) 39 (4.0)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and other races/ethnicities2                
Less than 6 percent 80 (3.2) 18 (3.5) 46 (4.5) 42 (3.9)
6 to 20 percent 77 (4.0) 19 (3.9) 64 (3.8) 43 (3.8)
21 to 49 percent 72 (3.7) 16 (2.8) 60 (5.2) 50 (5.0)
50 percent or more 63 (3.7) 14 (2.8) 62 (3.5) 47 (4.2)
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                
0 to 25 percent 62 (3.8) 80 (3.1) 18 (2.7) 49 (3.3)
26 to 50 percent 54 (3.6) 77 (3.8) 18 (3.4) 42 (4.0)
51 to 75 percent 53 (4.6) 66 (4.4) 13 (2.5) 37 (4.1)
76 percent or more 58 (4.9) 63 (4.7) 17 (3.4) 53 (5.6)
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
1 Percents are based on the 98 percent of public elementary schools that reported instruction in the arts during regular school hours in the 1999–2000 school year.
2 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE:The data presented in this table may differ from previously published information because missing data from the 1999–2000 surveys were imputed for analysis in this report.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Elementary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 1999,” FRSS 67E, 1999–2000.

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