New Jersey Arts Education Resources: Critical Documents  


Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Act

Legislation which establishes a Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Award Board to recognize exemplary school districts and student acheivement.

Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement

Critical Evidence presents the need for strong arts education programs while documenting the most current and compelling research on the value of arts learning experiences.

National Standards for Arts Education

Published in 1994, this document outlines basic arts learning outcomes integral to the comprehensive K-12 education of every American student.

2009 New Jersey Visual & Performing Arts Standards

In NJ, the visual and performing arts standards provide the foundation for creating curricula decisions and the opportunity for meaningful assessments, while reflecting the expectations of the National Standards for Arts Education.

No Subject Left Behind

A fourth year review of the No Child Left Behind Act with resources for funding and information about grant opportunities.

Progress of Education Reform 2004: The Arts in Education

A summary of several recent studies on the role and value of arts education including results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests in the arts.