This report provides selected national data on the status of arts education in public elementary and secondary schools. The findings are based on information collected through a set of seven surveys. Using its Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) conducted the surveys during the 2009–10 school year. The elementary and secondary school surveys collected data on student access to arts education and the resources available for such instruction. The teacher surveys collected information on academic preparation, work environments, and instructional practices of elementary school teachers (classroom teachers, music specialists, and visual arts specialists) and secondary school music and visual arts specialists.