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New data about arts education in America

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By The National Assessment Governing Board –

We’re about to understand a lot more about what American students know and can do in the arts. Fresh data from The Nation’s Report Card: 2016 Arts will be released April 25, and you can be among the first to hear the results.

Join local and national education leaders, artists, educators, parents, policymakers, and students in person at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., or via live webcast. Register now; spaces are limited.

The assessment measures eighth-grade students’ knowledge of music and visual arts with tasks related to creating and responding to art. The event will include findings by demographic subgroups and trends since the last National Assessment of Educational Progress arts report card was released in 2008.

The National Assessment Governing Board, National Center for Education Statistics, and other experts will dive into how the availability of resources and opportunities in arts education may shape student achievement. We’re also looking forward to behind-the-scenes video tours of art programs at schools in Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Washington state.

Don’t wait! RSVP today.

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