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Table 19. Percent and standard error for public elementary schools reporting that they were currently undergoing various arts initiatives, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Expansion of
arts curriculum/
offerings
Integration of arts with other academic subjects1 Integration of technology into arts instruction/ learning Expansion/ improvement of arts facilities2 Hiring of additional specialists/ instructors in the arts New/expanded partnerships with community organizations3 Other initiatives
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
error
                             
All public elementary schools 23 (1.4) 72 (1.6) 67 (1.8) 22 (1.5) 6 (0.7) 32 (1.6) 1! (0.4)
                             
Enrollment size                            
Less than 300 19 (3.6) 65 (4.0) 63 (3.7) 18 (2.8) 4! (1.7) 33 (3.6) (†)
300 to 499 25 (2.2) 75 (2.1) 66 (2.5) 25 (2.3) 6 (1.3) 32 (2.5) 1! (0.5)
500 or more 23 (2.2) 75 (2.1) 70 (2.5) 22 (2.0) 7 (1.0) 32 (2.1) 1! (0.6)
Community type                            
City 31 (3.4) 78 (2.8) 72 (3.0) 28 (3.3) 11 (1.9) 41 (3.7) (†)
Suburban 21 (2.1) 76 (2.3) 69 (3.0) 20 (2.3) 5 (1.5) 29 (2.6) 1! (0.6)
Town 14 (3.2) 65 (4.1) 54 (4.4) 15 (2.8) 3! (1.5) 27 (4.0) (†)
Rural 20 (2.2) 67 (3.2) 65 (3.1) 22 (2.9) 3! (1.1) 29 (2.9) 2! (0.7)
Region                            
Northeast 28 (2.9) 82 (2.9) 71 (3.2) 23 (3.6) 4! (1.4) 36 (3.6) (†)
Southeast 19 (2.7) 76 (2.6) 70 (3.1) 22 (2.8) 6 (1.5) 35 (3.6) 2! (1.0)
Central 16 (2.7) 64 (3.1) 67 (3.5) 23 (2.7) 3! (1.0) 29 (2.5) (†)
West 27 (2.9) 71 (3.0) 61 (3.7) 20 (2.6) 9 (1.7) 31 (2.7) (†)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
4
                           
Less than 6 percent 18 (3.1) 64 (3.9) 64 (3.9) 20 (3.2) (†) 24 (3.5) (†)
6 to 20 percent 23 (2.9) 74 (3.4) 69 (3.6) 20 (3.1) 2! (0.9) 31 (2.9) (†)
21 to 49 percent 18 (2.2) 74 (2.7) 66 (3.7) 18 (2.3) 6 (1.4) 31 (3.3) 2! (0.9)
50 percent or more 29 (3.0) 75 (2.5) 68 (3.0) 28 (3.0) 11 (1.7) 38 (2.9) (†)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                           
0 to 25 percent 23 (2.9) 77 (3.2) 73 (3.5) 18 (2.8) 4 (1.1) 28 (3.3) (†)
26 to 50 percent 18 (3.0) 73 (3.4) 68 (3.4) 18 (2.7) 3! (1.0) 32 (2.8) 2! (1.0)
51 to 75 percent 22 (2.3) 69 (3.2) 61 (3.2) 25 (2.7) 5 (1.3) 28 (2.7) (†)
76 percent or more 27 (3.3) 70 (3.0) 67 (3.1) 25 (3.0) 12 (2.2) 40 (3.2) (†)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 The questionnaire wording was “Integration of arts with other academic subjects (e.g., language arts, reading, social studies).”)
2 The questionnaire wording was “Expansion/improvement of arts facilities (e.g., rooms, dedicated space, equipment).”)
3 The questionnaire wording was “New/expanded partnerships with community organizations/entities for support in arts instruction.”
4 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Elementary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 2009,” FRSS 100, 2009–10.

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