Assessment - Visual & Performing Arts

Arts Assessment for Learning - The Arts Assessment for Learning website is the product of a partnership between the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects and ArtsConnection, a model arts education organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).  Since 2005, the two have collaborated on USDE-funded projects that support the professional development of hundreds of New York City arts teachers.

Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) - The Maine Department of Education launched the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative (MAAI) in 2011. In 2014 the initiative changed its title and is presently overseen by the Maine Arts Commission. The Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) "is committed to the development of teacher leaders to ensure deep understanding and meaningful implementation of high quality teaching, learning, and assessment in the arts." Presently in phase eight, the Maine Arts Commission continues to provide professional learning opportunities for educators. Over 100 teacher leaders and teaching artist leaders provide workshops at the local, regional, and statewide level. Their work continues to transform arts education in Maine classrooms and communities.

National Assessment for Educational Program (NAEP) Arts Assessment -  The report that measured students' knowledge and skills in the arts by asking them to observe, describe, analyze, and evaluate works of music and visual art and to create original works of visual art. The most recent arts assessment was given in 2016 to approximately 8,800 students in grade 8. About one-half of eighth-grade students were assessed in music (4,300 students), and the other half were assessed in visual arts (4,400 students).