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Table 63. Percent and standard error for public elementary school visual arts specialists reporting that they gave moderate or major emphasis to various goals or objectives of student learning, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Creating works in a broad range of art,
including the fine arts,
communication and
design arts, folk arts,
and crafts
Understanding and applying various media, techniques,
and processes
Using knowledge of elements, functions,
and principles of art
Choosing and evaluating a range of
subject matter, symbols, and ideas
Learning about the expressive possibilities of visual arts
(i.e., conveying feelings, ideas,
and meaning)
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics
and merits of their work and the work of others
Making connections among visual arts,
the other arts,
and disciplines
outside the arts
Understanding the visual arts in relation
to history and cultures
Using technology to gain knowledge
and skills in visual arts
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All public elementary school visual arts specialists 93 (0.9) 98 (0.6) 97 (0.6) 91 (0.8) 91 (0.9) 80 (1.4) 87 (1.0) 89 (1.0) 52 (2.0)
                                     
Enrollment size                                    
Less than 300 93 (2.0) 95 (2.3) 98 (1.2) 94 (1.8) 94 (2.0) 83 (2.9) 90 (2.3) 92 (2.3) 50 (4.2)
300 to 499 93 (1.5) 99 (0.5) 98 (0.9) 90 (1.7) 89 (1.9) 79 (2.7) 86 (2.0) 89 (1.9) 48 (2.8)
500 or more 92 (1.3) 97 (0.9) 96 (1.1) 91 (1.4) 92 (1.4) 79 (1.8) 86 (1.7) 88 (1.5) 57 (2.7)
Community type                                    
City 93 (1.6) 98 (0.8) 97 (1.2) 91 (2.1) 91 (1.8) 80 (3.0) 88 (2.3) 89 (1.9) 52 (3.8)
Suburban 94 (1.3) 98 (1.1) 97 (0.9) 94 (1.7) 93 (1.6) 84 (2.3) 87 (2.0) 90 (1.9) 56 (3.8)
Town 90 (2.9) 97 (1.7) 97 (1.6) 90 (3.2) 88 (3.5) 75 (4.8) 82 (3.4) 93 (2.1) 48 (5.1)
Rural 92 (2.2) 97 (1.3) 97 (1.1) 89 (1.9) 91 (1.8) 78 (2.9) 87 (2.4) 88 (1.9) 50 (3.0)
Region                                    
Northeast 96 (1.8) 97 (1.5) 97 (1.2) 93 (1.6) 94 (1.5) 88 (2.3) 90 (1.8) 94 (1.4) 52 (3.7)
Southeast 95 (1.8) 96 (1.3) 96 (1.3) 93 (1.7) 91 (2.1) 79 (3.0) 89 (2.3) 91 (1.6) 56 (3.4)
Central 92 (1.6) 99 (0.5) 97 (1.1) 92 (1.7) 91 (1.7) 76 (2.5) 82 (2.4) 88 (2.1) 51 (3.4)
West 88 (2.5) 97 (1.4) 98 (1.0) 86 (3.2) 89 (2.5) 79 (3.9) 87 (2.9) 83 (2.7) 51 (4.8)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and other races/ethnicities2                                    
Less than 6 percent 92 (1.9) 95 (2.2) 95 (1.4) 88 (2.5) 92 (1.9) 78 (3.5) 85 (3.0) 90 (2.5) 48 (3.3)
6 to 20 percent 95 (1.4) 99 (0.9) 97 (1.4) 94 (1.3) 89 (2.5) 79 (2.8) 84 (2.4) 88 (2.2) 52 (3.6)
21 to 49 percent 92 (1.9) 98 (1.1) 98 (0.9) 92 (2.2) 93 (2.0) 80 (3.2) 88 (2.5) 93 (2.2) 54 (4.0)
50 percent or more 93 (1.5) 99 (0.8) 97 (1.0) 91 (1.8) 91 (1.6) 84 (2.2) 88 (2.0) 87 (2.1) 54 (3.7)
Percent of students eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                                   
0 to 25 percent 95 (1.3) 1001 (0.5) 96 (1.4) 94 (1.3) 91 (2.2) 78 (2.8) 85 (2.7) 91 (1.7) 57 (3.8)
26 to 50 percent 92 (2.0) 96 (1.5) 98 (0.9) 90 (1.9) 93 (1.6) 81 (2.4) 87 (2.5) 90 (2.3) 47 (3.2)
51 to 75 percent 93 (1.5) 97 (1.2) 98 (1.0) 90 (2.2) 91 (2.1) 77 (2.8) 86 (2.6) 90 (1.9) 50 (4.1)
76 percent or more 91 (2.1) 97 (1.2) 97 (1.5) 91 (2.1) 91 (2.0) 85 (2.6) 88 (2.6) 86 (2.2) 55 (4.6)
1 Rounds to 100 percent.
2 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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