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Table 157. Among public secondary schools that offered instruction in various arts subjects, percentage distribution and standard error for reporting the primary space used for instruction and the availability of a district curriculum guide that teachers were expected to follow for arts subjects: School year 19992000
 
Space and curriculum for instruction Music1 Visual arts2 Dance3 Drama/theatre4
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Primary space used for instruction                
Dedicated room(s) with special equipment 91 (1.2) 87 (1.6) 41 (4.5) 53 (2.8)
Dedicated room(s) with no special equipment 6 (1.0) 9 (1.2) 13 (3.2) 24 (2.0)
Gymnasium, auditorium, or cafeteria 2! (0.6) (†) 44 (5.7) 18 (2.2)
Other (†) 3 (0.9) (†) 5 (1.4)
Had district curriculum guide that teachers were expected to follow                
Yes 86 (1.5) 87 (1.5) 68 (4.3) 75 (2.4)
No 14 (1.5) 13 (1.5) 32 (4.3) 25 (2.4)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Percents are based on the 90 percent of public secondary schools that reported instruction in music during regular school hours in the 1999–2000 school year.
2 Percents are based on the 93 percent of public secondary schools that reported instruction in visual arts during regular school hours in the 1999–2000 school year.
3 Percents are based on the 14 percent of public secondary schools that reported instruction in dance during regular school hours in the 1999–2000 school year.
4 Percents are based on the 48 percent of public secondary schools that reported instruction in drama/theatre during regular school hours in the 1999–2000 school year.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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, “Secondary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 1999,” FRSS 67S, 1999–2000.

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