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Colwell, Richard – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
As the title suggests, the author provides a description of an international effort to develop an understanding of the present depth and priority of arts policies. As arts policy is not limited to education but formulated at all levels of community, including unions, individuals, philanthropic organizations, and government agencies, policy often…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Accountability
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Bonbright, Jane; McGreevy-Nichols, Susan – Arts Education Policy Review, 2012
The field of dance arts education in the United States is in an entirely different place today than it was at the turn of the century. Much of this change is due to a convergence of events that involved: federal and state legislation, policy, and funding that supported dance in arts education; a forty-year transition of dance out of departments of…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Educational Development, Educational History, National Organizations
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Hatfield, Thomas A. – Arts Education Policy Review, 1999
Examines arts education policies in which serious flaws have been revealed. Focuses on issues such as the content standards for the arts, the importance of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, gateway policies for K-12 students, and arts study and college admissions. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission (School), Admission Criteria, Art Education
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Lehman, Paul R. – Arts Education Policy Review, 1999
Introduces the symposium that explores the 1997 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) arts assessment. Provides information on NAEP, the arts assessment, and its importance; a discussion on the results of the arts assessment; and interpretations and implications of the results. Offers suggestions for arts advocacy. (CMK)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Art Education, Educational History, Educational Testing
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Eisner, Elliot W. – Arts Education Policy Review, 1999
Evaluates the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in the visual arts, discussing issues such as the formulation of performance expectations and reporting procedures. States that, when exploring the scores, the context within which the arts are taught must be considered. Asserts that educational improvement requires changes in the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Testing
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Donmoyer, Robert – Arts Education Policy Review, 1999
Comments on some features of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Describes the NAEP assessment of student achievement in theater. Evaluates the NAEP assessment in theater, focusing on (1) what can be learned from the assessment, (2) what the NAEP is assessing, and (3) the authenticity of the assessment. (CMK)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Art Education, Educational Change, Educational Testing
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Bonbright, Jane M.; McGreevy-Nichols, Susan – Arts Education Policy Review, 1999
Reports on the data gleaned from the survey on dance education administered simultaneously with the 1997 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) arts assessments. Presents the process and problems of developing and implementing assessments in dance. Considers the value of the assessments to dance and offers recommendations for the…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Art Education, Dance Education, Educational Testing
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Colwell, Richard – Arts Education Policy Review, 1999
Provides information on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in music. Discusses the "red flags," such as test sampling, from the "Arts Report Card" that signal doubt as to the usefulness of its data. Considers the lessons learned from the "Arts Report Card." (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational History, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education