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Access to the Arts in U.S. Schools (FRSS)



Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999-2000 and 2009-2010

The report outlines data collected under the Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) on student access to arts education and the resources available for arts instruction. The 2009-2010 FRSS survey on arts education is the third of its kind. The first two were in 1994-1995 and 1999-2000.

  • To download the Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999-2000 and 2009-2010 report, click here.
  •  To read former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's prepared remarks on the release of the report, click here.
  •  To read IES's two page summary of the report findings, click here.

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) and a coalition of partners including NDEO developed a toolkit for understanding, communicating, and utilizing the Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools report.
Established in 1975, the Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) collects issue-oriented data on key education issues at the elementary and secondary levels as needed by the Department of Education. The FRSS collects data nationally from state education agencies and other education organizations and participants, including local education agencies, public and private primary and secondary schools, teachers, and principals, and public and school libraries. Surveys are kept short, and sample sizes are small (generally 1000-1500 respondents per survey) to ensure timely data collection. For more on the FRSS, click here.