2022 AIE Grantee, Intiman Theatre, image by Shalonia Wonch. Mentor Adam Hayyu working with core-lighting member Stephen Soranio to hang and focus the light plot.

WA Arts Education Data Resources

Arts Education data and research can help identify areas of success and gaps in student access and participation with arts and cultural learning. ArtsWA and the Arts for All Coalition continue to assess the accessibility of arts education in our state and explore pathways for student expression and learning inside and outside the school day.

Washington State Arts Education Data Dashboard

The Arts Education Data Project is a partnership between the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education and Quadrant Research. The nationwide project coordinates with participating state departments of education to collect and report arts education data from State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) and other state department of education data sets on an annual basis. Prepared by Quadrant Research, the Washington State Arts Education Data Project includes school enrollment data self-reported by districts across the state, grades 6 through 12, for the 2021-22 school year. Data from additional school years will be added as it becomes available.

Note: The data used for the Washington State Arts Education Data Project were self-reported by Districts and, therefore, may not reflect a complete account of student enrollment or access.

Arts for All (A4A) Coalition

The A4A Coalition works for equitable access to arts education for all students across Washington State. A4A webpage coming soon.

Coalition Partners

Arts Education Research and Reports

Washington State

K-12 Arts Education: Every Student, Every School, Every Year (2009)

This report describes the quality of public education is Washington State. It is based on a survey of K-12 principals from 37 of 39 Washington counties (2007-2008).

Action Agendas and Markers of Quality

This excerpt from K-12 Arts Education: Every Student, Every School Every Year, contains suggestions and practices for providing consistent arts learning opportunities for all students.

The State of K-12 Arts Education in Washington State (2008-2009)

This report provides measurable data on the length and quality of student learning in the arts.

Arts for Every Student (2004-2006)

This  report details ArtsWA’s efforts to collect data on the frequency and strength of arts instruction in K-12 schools.

King County Arts Education Data Dashboard (2016-2022)

This pilot project between the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and 4Culture provides arts education data for King County high schools.

King County School Districts: Study on Arts Education Infrastructure and Administrative Perspectives (2015)

Cornerstones of Creative Capacity (C3) is a project designed by ArtsEd Washington. It identifies the chief components needed to maintain arts education within school districts.

Career Strategies for Career Connected Learning: Youth Voice in the Media Classroom (2018)

This report by the Creative Advantage includes data analysis and recommendations for creative strategies in career connected learning.

National Reports

Arts for Life’s Sake: The Case for Arts Education

This report reviews demonstrated benefits of arts education while highlighting current inequities in access. The report also lays out a comprehensive set of tangible policy recommendations.

ArtScan at a Glance (2019)

This summary is updated each year to reflect legislative changes affecting the arts in education. It includes policies for all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

The Status of Arts Standards Revision in the United States since 2014 (2019)

This report by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards addresses the status of state arts standards revision and outlines steps to adoption.

ESSA: Mapping Opportunities for the Arts (2019)

This report addresses the increased flexibility that ESSA provides to ensure that all students experience a well-rounded education that includes the arts.

Preparing Educators and School Leaders for Effective Arts Integration (2018)

This Education Trends report explores successful practices for arts integration

The Arts and Dropout Prevention: The Power of Art to Engage (2017)

This National Dropout Prevention Center/Network White Paper provides research on the value of arts education to prevent dropouts.

Turnaround Arts Initiative – Summary of Key Findings (2014)
The report provides a analysis of outcomes in a pilot cohort of schools participating in arts integration.

The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies (2012)
The study focuses on the effects of arts engagement on youth from low-income backgrounds.

Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and 2009-10

This report is on the availability of arts education programs in public K-12 schools by discipline (music, visual arts, dance, and theatre).

Roles of Certified Arts Educators, Certified Non-Arts Educators, & Providers of Supplemental Arts Instruction (2012)
This paper outlines the roles of partners who are responsible for providing system-wide, sustainable K-12 arts education for all students.

Arts Education Partnership: The Arts Education Partnership is a national network of more than 200 organizations dedicated to advancing arts education. AEP has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Education since 1995 and is administered by Education Commission of the States.