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Table 50. Percent and standard error for public elementary school visual arts specialists reporting that they believed various types of support for teaching visual arts were moderately or completely adequate, by school characteristics: School year 2009–10—Continued (Return to Table 50)
 
School characteristic Instructional resources1 Art materials2 Art tools3 Classroom equipment4 Technologies5
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All public elementary school visual arts specialists 70 (1.7) 78 (1.4) 80 (1.2) 60 (1.8) 50 (1.9)
                     
Enrollment size                    
Less than 300 64 (4.0) 69 (3.8) 69 (3.8) 46 (4.5) 43 (4.0)
300 to 499 69 (2.9) 82 (2.4) 82 (2.2) 62 (2.9) 51 (3.3)
500 or more 74 (2.2) 80 (1.9) 83 (1.8) 65 (2.4) 54 (2.7)
Community type                    
City 67 (3.5) 71 (2.6) 74 (2.6) 56 (3.0) 51 (3.7)
Suburban 74 (2.5) 84 (2.1) 85 (2.1) 67 (2.9) 57 (3.1)
Town 74 (4.3) 82 (4.4) 83 (4.2) 65 (5.5) 47 (5.1)
Rural 66 (3.5) 78 (2.8) 77 (2.9) 53 (3.5) 42 (3.2)
Region                    
Northeast 68 (3.3) 85 (2.7) 85 (2.5) 62 (3.6) 52 (3.0)
Southeast 70 (3.4) 70 (3.0) 71 (3.4) 51 (3.9) 47 (3.1)
Central 70 (2.8) 78 (2.7) 80 (2.4) 63 (3.1) 47 (2.9)
West 73 (4.4) 81 (4.1) 84 (3.3) 63 (3.7) 58 (4.6)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and other races/ethnicities6                    
Less than 6 percent 66 (3.7) 79 (3.8) 78 (3.5) 56 (3.8) 44 (3.8)
6 to 20 percent 73 (3.3) 81 (2.8) 84 (2.7) 68 (3.2) 55 (3.8)
21 to 49 percent 72 (3.0) 82 (2.7) 83 (2.8) 60 (3.4) 54 (4.0)
50 percent or more 68 (3.2) 74 (2.5) 75 (2.6) 56 (3.1) 48 (3.7)
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                    
0 to 25 percent 75 (3.0) 87 (2.3) 88 (2.2) 73 (2.8) 63 (3.8)
26 to 50 percent 71 (3.4) 81 (3.1) 81 (3.1) 61 (3.9) 48 (3.7)
51 to 75 percent 65 (3.3) 73 (3.1) 77 (3.1) 51 (3.2) 43 (3.2)
76 percent or more 66 (3.7) 68 (3.5) 69 (3.7) 48 (4.2) 44 (4.3)
1 The questionnaire wording was “reusable resources used for instruction in visual arts (e.g., art prints, slides, textbooks, videotapes, art periodicals, projectors).”
2 The questionnaire wording was “expendable resources (e.g., paint, ink, clay, paper, cardboard, film, wood, plastic films).”
3 The questionnaire wording was “equipment used to create and learn about visual arts (e.g., brushes, scissors, brayers, clay tools).”
4 The questionnaire wording was “equipment used to create and learn about visual arts (e.g., cameras, kilns, display cases and display boards, easels).”
5 The questionnaire wording was “electronic equipment used in the study and creation of art (e.g., SMART Boards, computers, computer software, scanners, printers, video equipment).”
6 Other 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 Elementary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 102VA, 2009–10.

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