Arts ed & accountability

We are fortunate to have Richard Kessler, executive director of New York’s Center for Arts Education, relentlessly blogging about issues pertaining to arts education.  Here’s an excerpt from his latest post:

Food for thought: arts education advocates and practitioners, think about this just a bit:  if one accepts that the standardized testing regimes are so very problematic, in particular the way scores on standardized tests are conflated to measure real student achievement, how can these new developments be used as the basis to expand the curriculum rather than narrow it, in this case by rewriting the position many policy makers have taken about arts education lacking “accountability.”


About artsoceducation

Pat Wayne is Director of Programs and Education for Arts Orange County, the county-wide arts council. She is also a parent in the Saddleback School District and past PTA President. The arts transformed her life in the second grade and she went on to major in theater design and earn a Master's in Arts Administration.
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