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Table 74. Among public secondary schools that offered instruction in various arts subjects, percentage distribution and standard error for reporting the primary space used for instruction and district curriculum guides for the arts subjects: School year 2009–10
 
Space and curriculum for instruction Music1 Visual arts1 Dance1 Drama/theatre1
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Primary space used for instruction                
Dedicated room(s) with special equipment 91 (1.0) 92 (1.1) 45 (4.1) 52 (2.3)
Dedicated room(s) with no special equipment 6 (0.9) 5 (0.8) 14 (2.9) 22 (2.2)
Gymnasium, auditorium, or cafeteria 3 (0.6) 1! (0.5) 39 (3.4) 22 (2.1)
Other 1! (0.3) (†) 3! (1.2) 4 (0.9)
Had district written curriculum guide
that teachers were expected to follow
               
Yes 81 (1.4) 83 (1.5) 66 (4.1) 72 (2.1)
No 19 (1.4) 17 (1.5) 34 (4.1) 28 (2.1)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Percents for each subject area are based on the percentage of public secondary schools that offered music (90 percent), visual arts (91 percent), dance (16 percent), and drama/theatre (46 percent) during regular school hours in the 2009–10 school year. The 2009–10 survey asked about the primary space used for instruction and district curriculum guides during the current school year.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Secondary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 2009,” FRSS 101, 2009–10.

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