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Table 87. Among public secondary schools that reported instruction in the arts during regular school hours, percentage distribution and standard error for reporting the extent to which the support for arts education was adequate: School year 200910
 
Type of support Very adequate Somewhat adequate Somewhat inadequate Very inadequate
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                 
Funding 25 (1.4) 50 (1.8) 16 (1.2) 9 (1.0)
Facilities (e.g., classroom, storage, display) 42 (1.5) 41 (1.8) 12 (1.1) 4 (0.8)
Materials, equipment, tools, and instruments 35 (1.6) 49 (1.6) 13 (1.1) 3 (0.6)
Instructional time for the arts 51 (1.4) 39 (1.6) 7 (0.9) 3 (0.6)
Number of specialists 40 (1.6) 40 (1.7) 13 (1.2) 7 (0.7)
Arts professional development for teachers/specialists 19 (1.4) 45 (1.7) 26 (1.3) 10 (1.0)
Student interest or demand 47 (1.5) 45 (1.8) 7 (0.8) 1! (0.4)
Parent or community support 38 (1.8) 44 (1.8) 14 (1.1) 4 (0.7)
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Percents are based on the 97 percent of public secondary schools that reported instruction in the arts during regular school hours in the 2009–10 school year. 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, “Secondary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 2009,” FRSS 101, 2009–10.

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