The 2016 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in the Arts is Released by the National Assessment Governing Board
Monday, April 24, 2017
On Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. ET, the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics will release results of The Nation's Report Card: 2016 Arts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
This report will demonstrate 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, including:
- What the data shows at the national level about student achievement, including findings by demographic subgroups and trends since the last NAEP arts report card was released in 2008.
- How the availability of resources and opportunities in arts education—such as full-time teachers in the arts, experience playing instruments, engagement in artistic expression in class and outside of class, and exposure to museums and musical performances—may shape student achievement.
The event will also feature behind-the-scenes video tours of schools in Boston; Red Lake, Minn.; Tacoma, Wash.; and Winston-Salem, N.C., where arts programs blend with academics to enrich students’ educational experiences. We will also share special video messages from actress Gabrielle Ruiz (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “In the Heights”) and former NASA leaders Charles Bolden and Dava Newman.
The event will be held for an in-person audience as well as online via webcast. Registration is required for the webcast; sign up here. For more information, visit the release event web page for The Nation’s Report Card: 2016 Arts.