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Fast Response Survey System (FRSS): Arts Education Surveys of Elementary 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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    Fast Response Survey System (FRSS): Arts Education Surveys of Elementary 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 Elementary School Teachers provide national estimates on arts education and arts instructors in public elementary schools during the 2009-10 school year. This data collection contains three surveys that provide information about music specialists, visual arts... ; This study was designed to collect data on arts instructors and arts education in public elementary schools in the United States.... ; Survey and list collection materials were mailed to elementary school principals in September 2009. Packages sent to the 1,201 schools selected to provide lists for all three types of teachers (self-contained classroom, music, and visual arts) included instructions for respondents to review their complete roster of teachers, identify music specialists and visual arts specialists, and cross off teachers in the following categories: preschool teachers, teachers' aides, bilingual/ESL teachers, special education teachers, non-full-time classroom teachers, substitute teachers, administrators, counselors and advisors, library media specialists, and unpaid volunteers. Study packages sent to the remaining 601 schools contained a form to insert the names of full- or part-time music specialists and visual arts specialists. 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 three types of questionnaires tailored to the teaching assignment (self-contained classroom teacher, music, or visual arts). Telephone follow-up for questionnaire nonresponse was conducted from February through August 2010. A total of 1,148 elementary music specialists completed the Survey of Elementary School Music Specialists.... ; The elementary 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 elementary schools, teacher participation in various professional development activities, the ways in which self-contained classroom teachers teach arts education as part of their instructional program, and teachers' use of formal methods of assessment of students' 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/ICPSR36069.v2 ; Related DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36069.v1
  • Source: DataCite

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