Arts Achieve: Impacting Student Success in the Arts
STUDIO was awarded this highly competitive $4.4 million, 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 as the lead partner of a group of New York City organizations at the forefront of arts education services for the city’s youth. Arts Achieve was one of 49 proposals out of 1,700 to receive funding from the Department’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund.
The goal of Arts Achieve is to create programming that helps close the arts achievement gap and improve outcomes for high-need students. More specifically, the grant aims to:
· Improve student achievement in the arts--visual arts, music, theater, and dance--by implementing balanced arts assessments at the 5th grade, 8th grade and high school levels, that are aligned to academic achievement standards for high-need students.
· Translate assessment results into classroom practices that support improved arts achievement for all students.
· Promote innovations in student/teacher access to content and assessment feedback through the use of technology.
Arts Achieve will result in the creation of on-line educational resources that have been validated and informed by the results of the assessments and made available nationwide during year 5 of the grant. This grant will also enable technology to be introduced into arts classroom practice to facilitate art creation, documentation, and reflection within and beyond the schools. Arts Achieve puts formative and summative assessment to work to empower students to reflect, direct, and enhance their experiences and performance in the arts and to connect to resources that they could not otherwise access. The grant will involve 7,200 students during the term of the grant, and has the potential to impact the more than 1.1 million children who attend New York City public schools.
New York City Department of Education
92nd Street Y/Harkness Dance Center/Dance Education Lab
Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall
The research for and evaluation of this project is being conducted by Metis Associates.
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Arts Achieve: Impacting Student Success in the Arts was developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Investing in Innovation (i3) Program. The results of the project do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government.