SEADAE 2016 Arts Assessment Symposium

SEADAE Arts Assessment Symposium: Advances in Arts Assessment

November 11th & 12th, 2016

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

Grapevine, Texas


An historic event open to all Arts Educators (dance, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts) teaching K-12 through higher ed, arts education administrators, curriculum directors and other arts education stakeholders.

The Advances in Arts Assessment Symposium provided a platform for sharing arts assessment policies and practices from the local, state, and national levels. Breakout sessions addressed assessment models for measuring student learning in the arts, advances in technology, new initiatives in arts assessments, and lessons learned from the field of arts education.

Arts educators are constantly seeking valid and reliable assessment models and credible assessment resources for use in state and local assessment to fairly and accurately measure student arts learning. To help participants acquire solutions to their individual problems of practice, the break outs were organized around two themes: Changes in Policy and Advances in Arts Assessment. Changes in Policy sessions addressed local, state, or federal policies, programs or practices that impact assessment, accountability, teacher evaluation or opportunities to learn. Advances in Arts Assessment sessions addressed applied models for assessing student learning for a variety of purposes.

The Symposium was hosted by the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) which consists of those persons at state education agencies whose responsibility is education in the arts (Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts).

SEADAE gratefully acknowledges their partner and hosts from the National Association for Music Education for their help in processing Symposium registrations and providing meeting space.

Held in partnership with the National Association for Music Education's 2016 National Inservice Conference
Sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts


SEADAE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age or disability in admission or access to its programs and activities.

SEADAE Arts Assessment Resources

Archives of the July 28th - 30th 2014 Assessment Institute

SEADAE Publications

SEADAE Standards Professional Development Videos

National Core Arts Standards, exploring the final product-20150310 1907-1 from Cory Wilkerson on Vimeo.