The Census is Coming! The Census is Coming! January 19th!

For the third time in the past decade New Jersey will conduct a school-by-school census of arts education programs.
New Jersey Arts Education Census Project (NJAECP) is a partnership of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the New Jersey Department of Education, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership, ArtPride New Jersey and Quadrant Research. The New Jersey Arts Education Census Project is a follow up to the 2005/2006 and the 2011/2012 surveys. It will create a 360-degree view of arts education in New Jersey schools, and measure any changes over the past five and ten year periods.
The census is anchored by the New Jersey Visual and Performing Arts Survey – a statewide school-by-school mandatory survey for the visual and performing arts. The survey is nearly identical to the surveys conducted during the 2005/2006 and the 2010/2011 school years.
If you are an arts educator in the state, here’s how you can help:
Each NJ public school (not district) will be required to provide information regarding the types of arts courses provided, student enrollment in each course, the number and qualifications of teachers, curriculum, etc. We are asking each of you to volunteer to help your principal gather the information so we can have the most complete and accurate data possible. Your assistance will be a great help to your principal and to this project as well.
The survey will be open from January 19, 2016 through February 15, 2016 and must be completed online. The link to the survey will be provided to your school data management person through the NJDOE portal “Homeroom.”
A review of the survey tool will guide you to the type of information requested in the survey. A letter to all of the school administrators from NJDOE Chief Academic Officer Kimberley Harrington has already been delivered on January 5, 2016 providing each school with a “heads up” regarding the upcoming survey and to begin the information gathering process.
A copy of the January 5, 2016 memo to all school administrators, a sample of the survey tool and instructions are available for download at:
By working together we will ensure we have quality information to inform all of our work so we may create an educational system in New Jersey that truly provides an arts education … for all!
If you have any questions please call Bob Morrison (908-542-9396 or email at: or Dale Schmid (609-984-6308 or email at:

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