Survey of Secondary School Music Specialists (NCES 2009-2010 Public Use Data)

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The data used in this app are from a 2009-2010 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) survey of secondary school music specialists. The survey is one of several designed to assess the status of arts education in the US schools. The data were collected from teachers within a stratified sample of schools representing all 50 US states as well as the District of Columbia. Of the 1,315 music specialists eligible for the survey, 1,065 responded, yielding a weighted response rate of 81.8%. Ultimately, the responses from the 1,065 music specialists are representative of a national sample of 61,430 music teachers nationwide. See the link to the NCES below for more documentation. A summary of the findings of the broader set of arts education surveys that were conducted can be found in Parsad and Spiegelman’s (2011) report, A Snapshot of Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.

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Parsad & Spiegelman (2011), A Snapshot of Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 2009–10

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Weighted Frequencies and Proportions by Category