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Fast Response Survey System (FRSS): Arts Education Surveys of Secondary School Teachers, 2009-2010; Version 2

United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics 2015

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  • Title:
    Fast Response Survey System (FRSS): Arts Education Surveys of Secondary School Teachers, 2009-2010; Version 2
  • Author: United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics
  • Description: The Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) was established in 1975 by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), United States Department of Education. FRSS is designed to collect issue-oriented data within a relatively short time frame. FRSS collects data from state education agencies, local education agencies, public and private elementary and secondary schools, public school teachers, and public libraries. To ensure minimal burden on respondents, the surveys are generally limited to three pages of questions, with a response burden of about 30 minutes per respondent. Sample sizes are relatively small (usually about 1,000 to 1,500 respondents per survey) so that data collection can be completed quickly. Data are weighted to produce national estimates of the sampled education sector. The sample size is large enough to permit limited breakouts by classification variables. However, as the number of categories within the classification variables increases, the sample size within categories decreases, which results in larger sampling errors for the breakouts by classification variables. The Arts Education Surveys of Secondary School Teachers provide national estimates on arts education and arts instructors in public secondary schools during the 2009-10 school year. This data collection contains two surveys that provide information about music specialists and visual... ; This study was designed to collect data on arts instructors and arts education in regular public secondary schools in the United States.... ; Survey and list collection materials were mailed to secondary school principals in September 2009. Included in the packages were forms for respondents to insert the names of their full- or part-time music specialists and visual arts specialists to provide sampling information for the secondary school teacher surveys. Telephone follow-up for those who did not respond to the initial list collection mailings was conducted from October 2009 through April 2010. Questionnaires and cover letters were mailed to the sampled teachers in several batches from January through late April 2010. Teachers were mailed one of two types of questionnaires tailored to the teaching assignment (music or visual arts). Telephone follow-up for questionnaire nonresponse was conducted from February through July 2010. A total 1,065 music specialists and 1,046 visual arts specialists completed the surveys. Of the secondary music specialists that completed the survey, 68 percent completed it by web, 28 percent completed it by mail, 4 percent completed it by fax, and less than 1 percent completed it by telephone. Of the secondary visual arts specialists that completed the survey, 55 percent completed it by web, 40 percent completed it by mail, and 4 percent completed it by fax.... ; The secondary teacher surveys collected data on the availability of curriculum-based arts education activities outside of regular school hours, teaching load of music and visual arts specialists in secondary schools; teacher participation in various professional development activities and the perceived impact of such participation on teaching; and teachers' use of formal methods of assessment of students' progress and achievement in the arts. Furthermore, teachers were also asked to provide administrative information such as school level, school enrollment size, school community type, and percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch....
  • Publisher: ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
  • Creation Date: 2015
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36070.v2 ; Related DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36070.v1
  • Source: DataCite

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