NAEP Arts Assessment (2016)

Nation’s Arts Report Card

The release of the 2016 NAEP Arts Assessment Report, also known as the Nation’s Arts Report Card, was released on April 25 by the National Assessment Governing Board in a live webinar event at 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, were in attendance as well as many leaders from other national arts education organizations, the Arts Education Partnership, the National Endowment for the Arts, the U. S. Department of Education, Maryland and Virginia State Departments of Education, and Washington Metropolitan area arts education organizations.

Detailed information about the NAEP Arts Assessment, including the report, background on the methodologies used, and the findings can be found on these two websites:
https://nationsreportcard.gov/arts_2016/
https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/arts/

NATION’S ARTS REPORT CARD (NAEP 2016) TOOLKIT

The following organizations have collaborated on the Nation’s Arts Report Card Toolkit: Americans for the Arts, Arts Education Partnership, Educational Theatre Association, League of American Orchestras, National Art Education Association, National Association for Music Education and the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education. Access the toolkit documents below or access it from the Arts Education Partnership website.

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View resources and findings related to the 2008 Nation’s Arts Report Card here.

The 2016 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts Assessment, also referred to as the Nation’s Arts Report Card, was 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.

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 answered 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.