Percentage of students at grade 8, by school-reported frequency with which instruction in music is available: 1997 and 2008
Percentage of students
How often does a typical eighth-grade student in your school receive instruction in music?
Subject not offered
Less than once a week
Once or twice a week
At least 3 or 4 times a week
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. View complete data with standard errors.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1997 and 2008 Arts Assessments.
In 2008, fifty-seven percent of eighth-graders were reported to be receiving instruction in music at least 3 or 4 times a week compared to 43 percent in 1997.