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Status of Arts Education Survey

A Report on the Status of Arts Education in Montana: 2009-2010 School Year

The Montana Arts Council initiated the survey to help establish important and missing baseline information in the area of arts education in Montana. This report summarizes the status of arts education in Montana using data collected from 313 of Montana’s 847 elementary, middle and secondary schools statewide. This information was formed from responses by principals, superintendents and head teachers – it is their perception of the state of arts education in their schools.

Questions throughout the survey were designed to quantify and evaluate each school’s situation in offering the arts as a core subject. The survey was conducted by Bothell Assessment and Research in Utah in collaboration with the Montana Arts Council, the Idaho Arts Commission, the Utah Arts Council, the Wyoming Arts Council and the Western States Arts Federation in Denver, Colorado. This Executive Summary is compiled by the Montana Arts Council.

photo of area outside Sheidan, MT with school bus

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Education Director at the Montana Arts Council, at 1-800-282-3092.

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