Archived Reports and Research: 2000-2004
Since 1997, researchers from the Education Development Center / Center for Children and Technology (EDC/CCT) have been assisting The Center for Arts Education evaluate its role in effecting systemic education reform in New York City’s public schools. The reports are intended to convey the impact of CAE-funded Partnerships and professional development activities on students, teachers, administrators and cultural organizations. The EDC/CCT’s conclusions can be downloaded as PDF’s:
- Reflections on the Looking at Student Work Project of the Center for Arts Education 2003
(released) April 2004
This report summarizes informal feedback provided by EDC/CCT researchers after taking part in the CAE’s Looking at Student Work professional development workshops. During these workshops, participants gather to look at student art and discuss its content, often before learning the context with which the artwork was created. In this report, the researchers make recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the workshops.
- The Center for Arts Education New York City Partnerships For Arts and Education Program 1996-2001 Five Year Report Synthesis
Executive Summary, December 2003
This five-year study notes how each Partnership matured and encountered new challenges from year to year. It also highlights findings and potential implications for action.
- Student Learning In and Through the Arts: Research Conducted in The Center for Arts Education’s Partnerships for Arts Education Program
This study, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, was designed to obtain rich descriptions of arts-integrated curricula and their effects on student learning. Teams of teachers and teaching artists developed methods of assessment, guided by EDC/CCT researchers. The study was conducted to help schools find ways to assess the progress of students taking part in arts-integrated curricula.
- Sustainability in the Center for Arts Education Partnership Program 1997-2003
The creation of sustainable partnerships and integrated curricula has been a critical component of the CAE’s mission. EDC/CCT conducted interviews and surveys to determine the extent that practices, adopted by the CAE’s Partnership schools, were sustained when the schools ceased to receive funding from the CAE. The majority of the schools surveyed have maintained some or all components of their curricula, as well as their relationships with cultural partners. However, other components have been more difficult to maintain. This report contains an executive summary as well as implications for action.
- A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Arts Education in New York City Public Schools
On June 11, 2003, the City Council released its report on the state of arts education in the City. Prior to the report’s release, CAE was consulted in an effort to clarify issues in the field, and at the City Council’s press conference, the Center was invited to speak. The report includes excerpts from Laurie Tisch’s testimony and the Center’s book, Promising Practices.
- The Arts and School Reform: Lessons And Possibilities From The Annenberg Challenge Arts Projects
The New York City Annenberg Challenge for Arts Education – a $12-million, two-for-one matching grant – supported the Center for Arts Education, an independent, nonprofit organization whose guiding purposes are to institutionalize arts instruction as part of the core curriculum in the city’s school system and to use the arts as a catalyst for whole-school change. (see page 46)
- Final Evaluation Report on The Center for Arts Education’s New York City Partnerships for Arts and Education Program
July 2000-June 30, 2001