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From the ECS State Policy Database: Curriculum--Arts Education - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Access to Arts Education - While basic state requirements and instructional time for arts education in schools have remained unchanged in recent years, state funding levels varied, according to this survey. The report found that arts education funding was more attributed to state budget changes than to No Child Left Behind requirements or other factors. The appendices include 50-state data on arts education and a summary of research that examines connections between the arts and student success. (Government Accountability Office, February 2009) ...

Access to Arts Education: Inclusion of Additional Questions in Education's Planned Resarch Would Help Explain Why Instruction Time Has Decreased for Some Students - The national picture indicates that the vast majority of schools have found a way to preserve their arts education program. However, a somewhat different picture emerges for some schools identified as needing improvement under NCLB. Appendix III, a state-by-state breakdown of arts education requirements and funding, and Appendix IV, listing additional studies on arts education are particularly helpful. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, February 2009)...

2010-2011 State Arts Education Policy Database - This database provides information on whether and how the arts are addressed by states in 11 areas of education policy, including standards, assessments, high school graduation requirements, teacher licensure and professional development, and state task forces or commissions. The database also indicates whether states mandate arts education, and provides an arts in education contact for each of the 50 states....

Arts Education Assessment Consortium - SCASS ARTS is a state-based, nationally focused group addressing the development and refinement of arts education assessment materials for large-scale, district-level, and classroom-based assessment and professional development connected to the National Standards in Arts Education. The group has developed and implemented a Web-based development process for arts assessments....


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