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Table 83. Percent and standard error for public secondary schools reporting a district-level arts coordinator, various ways that arts programs and instruction were assessed, and the inclusion of arts education in mission statements or school improvement plans, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic District has specialist or coordinator who is responsible for the arts programs offered Principal evaluates the arts program in the same way other programs are evaluated School conducts standardized assessment of student achievement
in the arts
Principal evaluates full-time arts teachers in the same way other teachers are evaluated1 Arts education is included in mission statements or school improvement plans
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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All public secondary schools 56 (1.7) 89 (1.1) 19 (1.2) 98 (0.5) 46 (1.7)
                     
Enrollment size                    
Less than 500 37 (3.7) 86 (2.4) 15 (2.1) 98 (1.0) 44 (3.1)
500 to 999 64 (1.9) 92 (1.5) 18 (2.0) 97 (0.9) 44 (2.5)
1,000 or more 76 (2.6) 92 (1.5) 28 (2.3) 99 (0.6) 51 (2.7)
Community type                    
City 77 (2.8) 91 (2.1) 25 (2.9) 95 (1.8) 50 (3.9)
Suburban 69 (2.7) 91 (1.6) 22 (2.4) 98 (0.9) 47 (3.0)
Town 49 (4.6) 87 (2.9) 22 (3.4) 97 (1.4) 43 (4.7)
Rural 39 (2.8) 88 (1.8) 13 (2.2) 99 (0.7) 44 (2.9)
Region                    
Northeast 70 (4.1) 94 (1.7) 15 (2.8) 98 (1.1) 57 (3.6)
Southeast 61 (3.3) 86 (2.4) 22 (2.7) 96 (1.2) 41 (3.4)
Central 52 (3.7) 93 (1.8) 15 (2.0) 99 (0.7) 41 (3.6)
West 47 (2.7) 86 (2.5) 23 (2.5) 98 (1.1) 47 (4.1)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
2
                   
Less than 6 percent 41 (4.3) 92 (2.1) 13 (2.1) 99 (0.5) 48 (3.4)
6 to 20 percent 56 (3.2) 88 (2.1) 20 (2.1) 99 (0.7) 43 (2.9)
21 to 49 percent 58 (3.8) 90 (2.3) 21 (2.8) 96 (1.6) 48 (3.5)
50 percent or more 66 (2.9) 87 (2.4) 23 (2.5) 96 (1.2) 44 (3.2)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                   
0 to 25 percent 61 (2.9) 94 (1.5) 17 (1.8) 97 (1.3) 49 (2.9)
26 to 50 percent 51 (3.0) 89 (1.9) 20 (2.4) 99 (0.5) 49 (3.0)
51 to 75 percent 52 (3.4) 88 (2.0) 19 (2.7) 98 (1.0) 40 (3.9)
76 percent or more 64 (5.2) 83 (3.6) 22 (4.2) 95 (2.0) 41 (4.5)
1 Percents are based on the 90 percent of public secondary schools that reported having a full-time arts specialist at the school in the 2009–10 school year.
2 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
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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