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Measuring Student Growth in the Arts

Educators have always measured student growth in subjects like math, science, and reading. After all, high-quality assessments are an integral part of measuring and monitoring student growth. High-quality vendor assessments for the arts are not currently available, leaving arts educators to develop measures on their own, often without adequate assessment literacy. To fill that need, The Ohio Arts Assessment Collaborative, a consortium of arts educators, created an innovative suite of authentic assessments to measure student growth for K–12 dance, drama/theatre, music, and visual arts. Learn more.


On November 10, 2015 Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) introduced SB241 Education Professionals-Employment.  The bill addresses, to some extent, the elimination of the educational service personnel ratios (Rule 3301-35-05(A)(4)) from Operating Standards by the State Board of Education in April 2015. SB241 is co-sponsored by Senators Burke, Gardner, Uecker, Tavares, and Yuko, and would do the following: (Read more in Arts On Line November 16, 2015)


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