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.
Due to the inability to effectively identify dance programs across the nation, dance is unable to be represented and assessed in national assessments such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP
), which has impacted NDEO's ability to provide up-to-date information on the current progress of dance education in the United States.