April 25 NAEP Arts Assessment Release features Live Webinar

NAEA Among National Partners Developing Findings Toolkit

The 2016 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts Assessment, also referred to as the Nation’s Arts Report Card, will be released on Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. eastern time through a live webinar event from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. NAEA Executive Director Deborah B. Reeve, Chief Learning Officer Dennis Inhulsen, and Policy/Legislative Liaison Kathi R. Levin will be in attendance at the live event. The arts education professional associations are collaborating on the development of a toolkit to help share the findings and information about the 2016 NAEP Arts Assessment. The toolkit will be posted online. An analysis of the findings will be prepared following the release. Look for more information on the NAEP toolkit within the next few days. To register for the webinar, please follow the link below.

What knowledge and skills do eighth graders have in visual arts and music? How does access to arts education vary across the country? How have American students’ knowledge and skills in the arts changed since 2008?

On Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. ET, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics will answer these questions and more with the release of The Nation’s Report Card: 2016 Arts — the only source of nationally representative data that measures students’ skills in creating and responding to visual art and music.

This report features national Grade 8 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), including findings by demographic subgroups and region. The release event will explore what the data show about student skills and how the availability of resources and opportunities in arts education may shape these skills.

The event will feature behind-the-scenes tours of schools in Boston; Red Lake, Minn.; Tacoma, Wash.; and Winston-Salem, NC where arts programs blend with academics to enrich students’ educational experiences.

Registration for this free in-person event and the webcast is required. For more information, visit the release event web page for The Nation’s Report Card: 2016 Arts.

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