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Table 56. Among public elementary school classroom teachers who included arts instruction in any aspect of their classroom program, percent and standard error reporting that they taught various arts areas as separate subjects to their students, and of those teachers, percent and standard error reporting the type of curriculum used, by school characteristics: School year 2009–10 (Table 56—Continued)
 
School characteristic Taught music as a
separate subject1
Music curriculum is:2 Taught visual arts as a
separate subject1
Visual arts curriculum is:2
Based on a written, sequential, local
(or district)
curriculum guide
Aligned with the state's standards or the National Standards for Arts Education Based on a written, sequential, local
(or district)
curriculum guide
Aligned with the state's standards or the National Standards for Arts Education
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
                         
All public elementary school
classroom teachers
6 (0.9) 33 (8.9) 47 (9.2) 14 (1.6) 39 (4.6) 47 (5.3)
                         
Enrollment size                        
Less than 300 7! (2.5) 48! (23.2) 63! (21.4) 12 (3.7) 40! (15.3) 67 (16.7)
300 to 499 4! (1.2) (†) 71 (17.8) 12 (2.2) 46 (9.6) 67 (9.4)
500 or more 7 (1.6) 36! (12.1) 35! (12.1) 15 (2.2) 35 (6.2) 34 (7.3)
Community type                        
City 7! (2.3) (†) 39! (19.3) 17 (3.1) 34 (8.9) 37 (10.7)
Suburban 6 (1.6) 46! (15.2) 50! (15.3) 16 (2.9) 42 (8.2) 46 (7.5)
Town 6! (2.7) # (†) (†) 6! (2.5) # (†) 74! (28.9)
Rural 3! (1.2) (†) 74 (21.0) 12 (2.7) 50 (9.7) 60 (11.2)
Region                        
Northeast (†) (†) 100 (†) 7! (3.0) (†) (†)
Southeast 7 (2.2) (†) (†) 9 (2.2) 35! (14.2) 44! (14.7)
Central (†) (†) (†) 9 (2.3) 50! (15.5) 48 (13.2)
West 9 (1.9) 47 (13.3) 62 (12.9) 25 (2.9) 42 (6.6) 52 (7.7)
Percent combined enrollment of Black
and other races/ethnicities
3
                       
Less than 6 percent (†) (†) (†) 10! (2.9) 60 (16.4) 38! (17.4)
6 to 20 percent 6! (1.8) (†) 60! (20.3) 11 (2.9) 30! (11.7) 62 (11.5)
21 to 49 percent 4! (1.5) 54! (25.5) 78! (23.7) 14 (3.0) 45 (8.7) 54 (9.8)
50 percent or more 9 (2.1) 23! (11.4) 29! (12.3) 18 (2.9) 35 (7.8) 38 (9.4)
Percent of students eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                       
0 to 25 percent 5! (1.9) (†) 63! (24.0) 14 (2.8) 50 (10.7) 59 (10.4)
26 to 50 percent 6! (2.0) (†) 53! (23.7) 17 (2.9) 39 (10.6) 48 (9.9)
51 to 75 percent 5 (1.5) (†) 48! (18.2) 14 (3.0) 32! (10.1) 40 (10.2)
76 percent or more 8 (2.2) (†) (†) 11 (2.8) 30! (14.5) 41! (14.5)
See notes at end of table.

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