In recent years many school districts have had to restructure their arts curriculums to meet the growing emphasis on standards that is central to most school reform. This unique collection is meant to assist educators, policymakers, grantmakers and other stakeholders by focusing on the potential benefits of arts education for students and communities alike, and providing examples of creative ways school districts are handling their constraints.

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2008 Arts Education Performance Indicators Report

February 11, 2009

The 2008 Arts Education Performance Indicators Report shows an increase in the number of school districts that are building infrastructure in this area, demonstrating a long-term commitment to improving arts education. The report is issued periodically by the Arts Commission as part of the county's regional Arts for All initiative to return quality, sequential arts education to the county's 81 school districts. Overall progress includes: 64 percent of districts report having an arts education policy, compared to 37 percent in 2005. 61 percent of districts report a board-adopted arts education plan or indicated they are developing one, compared to 35 percent in 2005. 39 percent of districts report having an arts coordinator, compared to 12 percent in 2005. 16 percent report having a 400 to 1 ratio of students to credentialed arts teachers, compared to 10 percent reporting that ratio in 2005. 98 percent of districts report using general fund budgets to support arts education programs (sources of arts ed budgets were not included in previous surveys). The 2008 AEPI Report is based on self-reported data from superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors of curriculum and/or district arts coordinators. Of the 81 school districts, 72 responded.

Classroom Examples

2005 Arts Education Performance Indicators Report

September 26, 2005

The mission of Arts for All: Los Angeles County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education is to establish sequential K-12 arts education in each of the 80 school districts in Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) classrooms.The Blueprint focuses on building an infrastructure to support districtwide education in dance, music, theatre and the visual arts. Progress is measured by five critical success factors.The data provided in this report gives a County-wide picture of the status of arts education with regard to five critical success factors in 2005.

Student Outcomes

2004 Arts Education Performance Indicators Report

March 22, 2004

These Arts Education Performance Indicators (AEPI) document the status of arts education in each of the County's 82 school districts. As the first ongoing examination of arts education in Los Angeles County, this report provides a framework to evaluate self-reported school district data on critical success factors for arts education. It is a crucial component of the County's ability to measure and track district improvement over time.AEPI ensures that the arts are one of the indicators by which school districts are measured.

Student Outcomes