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Table 165. Percent and standard error for public secondary schools reporting arts coursework requirements for graduation and the inclusion of grades in arts classes in the calculation of grade point averages, by school characteristics: School year 19992000
 
School characteristic Coursework in the
arts is a specific
requirement for graduation
Number of credits required:1 Grades in arts classes were included in
the calculation of students’ GPAs
Grades received the same weight as grades in other academic subjects2
1 credit 2 credits More than 2 credits
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
All public secondary schools 52 (2.2) 69 (2.2) 16   (2.0) 15   (1.5) 91 (1.4) 94 (1.0)
                             
Enrollment size                            
Less than 500 47 (3.7) 71 (5.1) 20   (4.6) 9 ! (3.4) 86 (2.8) 94 (2.1)
500 to 999 51 (3.4) 71 (3.9) 14   (3.2) 15   (2.9) 94 (1.4) 93 (1.6)
1,000 or more 61 (2.8) 64 (3.4) 14   (2.7) 22   (3.5) 95 (1.3) 95 (1.4)
Region                            
Northeast 78 (4.0) 71 (4.8) 12   (3.4) 17   (3.5) 91 (3.3) 92 (2.5)
Southeast 44 (3.7) 87 (4.2) 9 ! (3.8)   (†) 89 (3.0) 94 (2.1)
Central 39 (4.1) 63 (6.3) 25   (5.7) 13 ! (4.7) 94 (2.1) 94 (1.9)
West 55 (4.1) 63 (5.3) 17   (4.8) 21   (3.6) 90 (2.5) 94 (2.0)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and other races/ethnicities3                            
Less than 6 percent 54 (4.2) 71 (4.5) 18   (4.1) 10 ! (3.1) 96 (1.6) 93 (1.8)
6 to 20 percent 54 (4.7) 78 (4.2) 12!   (3.7) 11 ! (3.4) 91 (3.6) 96 (2.4)
21 to 49 percent 52 (4.1) 61 (6.1) 18   (5.3) 21   (4.5) 87 (3.4) 93 (2.7)
50 percent or more 46 (4.5) 62 (4.7) 16   (4.6) 22   (4.7) 87 (3.5) 94 (1.9)
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                            
0 to 25 percent 55 (3.0) 69 (3.6) 14   (2.7) 17   (2.8) 92 (1.8) 92 (1.8)
26 to 50 percent 54 (3.7) 69 (5.2) 18   (4.2) 12   (3.2) 92 (2.1) 98 (0.9)
51 to 75 percent 47 (4.6) 69 (6.0) 17 ! (5.6) 14 ! (4.8) 94 (2.8) 93 (3.5)
76 percent or more 36 (8.5) 67 (12.8)   (†)   (†) 72 (9.0) 89 (6.4)
† 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 52 percent of public secondary schools indicating that coursework in the arts was a specific requirement for graduation in their district during the 1999–2000 school year. Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding.
2 Percents are based on the 91 percent of public secondary schools indicating that grades in arts classes were included in the calculation of students’ GPAs during the 1999–2000 school year.
3 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, “Secondary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 1999,” FRSS 67S, 1999–2000.

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