2016 GIA Conference
Saint Paul, MN   October 16–19
A Confluence of People, Cultures, and Ideas

Data Is Our Friend

Collecting the Evidence that Propels Arts Education

Monday, October 17, 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Governor 2

Organized by Denise Grande, Director of Arts Education, Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Presented by Denise Grande, Director of Arts Education, Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Jean Johnstone, Executive Director, Teaching Artists Guild; and Pat Wayne, Program Director, CREATE CA.

Quadrant Arts Education Research is gathering statistics on dance, music, theater, and visual arts coursework provided in more than 120,000 schools and nearly 15,000 school districts. Proprietary data are being combined with economic, demographic, and educational data, and the results promise to change the way we view the arts and their impact on student learning. There is, however, a significant gap. Data related to arts integration by classroom teachers, services delivered by teaching artists, and sequential arts instruction for K–6 students are only marginally available. Participants will discover ways to construct systematic approaches to track these metrics and learn how the Shared Measurement Project is assembling this evidence to provide a comprehensive snapshot of arts education in Los Angeles County schools.