Resources: Curriculum / Assessment

Science Choreography Website

Posted on Mar 27, 2013
This website, designed by a team of scientists from Wesleyan University and artists...

Where the Arts and Common Core Intersect

Posted on Mar 29, 2012

Where does the Common Core State Standards Initiative intersect with arts education? A question that no doubt weighs on every art educator's mind...

Planning for Accountability

Posted on Sep 21, 2011


Investing in a process that accounts for arts progress involves dedicated planning. Teams should consider how the joy of artistic process and sharing of arts products can be...

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What Is Quality Assessment

Posted on Sep 21, 2011

Efforts in the arts can be difficult to assess, but there are certain skills, concepts and techniques that are developed over time. Specific and consistent assessment criteria, based on the state...

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Why Do We Need Quality Curriculum?

Posted on Sep 20, 2011


Effective arts programs include curriculum in each of the four disciplines so that teachers have clear criteria for providing instruction. Curriculum documents should:

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