ESSA: Mapping opportunities for the arts

Scott D. Jones

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A companion piece to the previously released Education Commission of the States report, ESSA:Quick guides on top issues, this report serves as a resource for the arts and education communities — educators, school leaders, community organizations and policymakers — illuminating the ways that states and districts can engage the arts in the ongoing work of ESSA. Whether through funding opportunities to expand access to a well-rounded education, ensuring the effective engagement of community stakeholders in needs assessments and the development of state implementation plans, the establishment of key accountability metrics, or the creation of new assessments, the arts can play a pivotal role in improving schools and educational outcomes for all students.

Designed to continue growing as ESSA implementation proceeds, this report currently contains chapters exploring the opportunities for arts education within the following topics: Accountability, Assessments, Stakeholder Engagement, State Plans, Tiers of Evidence, Title I and a Well-Rounded Education.

Source: Report Introduction