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Table 60. Percent and standard error for public elementary school music and visual arts specialists describing the arts instructional program at their currently assigned school, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Based on a written, sequential, local
(or district) curriculum guide
Aligned with state's standards
or the National Standards for Arts Education
Integrated with other
arts subjects
Integrated with
other academic subjects
Music
specialist
Visual arts specialist Music
specialist
Visual arts specialist Music
specialist
Visual arts specialist Music
specialist
Visual arts specialist
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
error
                                 
All public elementary
school music and visual
arts specialists
76 (1.4) 69 (1.6) 96 (0.7) 98 (0.5) 49 (1.7) 66 (1.7) 54 (1.6) 75 (1.6)
                                 
Enrollment size                                
Less than 300 62 (3.8) 67 (4.5) 95 (1.8) 99 (0.8) 32 (3.8) 64 (4.2) 41 (4.0) 73 (4.5)
300 to 499 79 (2.4) 72 (2.6) 97 (1.1) 99 (0.6) 53 (3.2) 66 (2.5) 57 (2.8) 75 (2.1)
500 or more 79 (1.9) 66 (2.1) 96 (1.0) 97 (0.9) 54 (2.9) 68 (2.7) 57 (3.1) 77 (2.6)
Community type                                
City 79 (2.7) 68 (3.2) 97 (1.2) 99 (1.0) 55 (3.1) 64 (3.1) 62 (3.5) 78 (2.6)
Suburban 83 (2.2) 77 (2.6) 96 (1.0) 98 (1.1) 48 (3.5) 65 (2.7) 52 (3.4) 76 (2.5)
Town 72 (4.2) 66 (5.8) 94 (2.1) 97 (1.6) 48 (3.9) 68 (5.6) 53 (4.5) 72 (4.9)
Rural 64 (3.0) 58 (3.3) 95 (1.6) 99 (0.7) 44 (3.2) 70 (3.1) 47 (3.2) 73 (3.0)
Region                                
Northeast 85 (2.7) 77 (3.7) 97 (1.2) 99 (0.7) 44 (3.8) 64 (3.2) 42 (4.1) 78 (3.3)
Southeast 72 (2.5) 62 (4.2) 99 (0.7) 98 (0.9) 63 (3.3) 66 (3.4) 70 (3.6) 77 (3.2)
Central 74 (3.2) 73 (2.5) 96 (1.5) 98 (1.0) 43 (3.2) 66 (3.1) 47 (2.9) 69 (2.6)
West 71 (2.6) 57 (4.6) 93 (1.8) 98 (1.2) 50 (3.2) 71 (3.6) 60 (3.9) 84 (3.1)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
                               
Less than 6 percent 68 (4.1) 67 (4.7) 95 (1.9) 99 (0.7) 45 (3.6) 65 (3.5) 43 (3.4) 71 (3.2)
6 to 20 percent 76 (2.5) 71 (2.7) 97 (1.3) 99 (0.6) 39 (2.9) 70 (2.9) 43 (3.0) 76 (3.0)
21 to 49 percent 77 (2.9) 70 (3.2) 96 (1.2) 98 (0.8) 51 (3.3) 66 (4.0) 59 (3.2) 76 (3.4)
50 percent or more 79 (2.1) 66 (3.1) 96 (1.2) 97 (1.2) 59 (3.1) 64 (3.4) 65 (3.7) 78 (2.8)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                               
0 to 25 percent 81 (3.1) 76 (2.8) 97 (0.9) 99 (0.5) 46 (3.9) 68 (2.9) 49 (3.8) 76 (3.0)
26 to 50 percent 71 (2.8) 68 (3.0) 97 (1.3) 98 (1.2) 42 (3.3) 68 (3.7) 46 (3.0) 73 (3.0)
51 to 75 percent 72 (2.7) 65 (3.6) 93 (1.8) 97 (1.4) 52 (3.6) 66 (3.4) 62 (3.1) 78 (3.1)
76 percent or more 78 (3.2) 63 (4.1) 96 (1.4) 98 (1.0) 60 (3.8) 62 (3.6) 62 (4.5) 74 (3.8)
1 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 Music Specialists,” FRSS 102M, 2009–10; and “Survey of Elementary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 102VA, 2009–10.

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