Measurement: How To Measure the Effectiveness of Arts Integration

As much as we want to measure our work in holistic, qualitative metrics, where we know the true integrity of the arts will demonstrate value over the lifetime of an individual... we can measure the effectiveness of arts integration by looking at student achievement. We have tracked an increase in grades in elementary, middle and high school. We also use action research in which teachers report out of each class session during our work with them. Over the course of time they monitor student engagement, student progress in the academic subject they teach, their increased use of arts integration strategies, student behavior and other aspects of assessment.

We use action research in which teachers report out of each class session during our work with them. Over the course of time they monitor student engagement, student progress in the academic subject, their increased use of arts integration strategies, student behavior and other aspects of assessment. As much as we want to measure our work in holistic, qualitative metrics, where we know the true integrity of the arts will demonstrate value over the lifetime of an individual... we measure the effectiveness of arts integration by looking at student achievement. We have tracked an increase in grades in elementary, middle and high school. We get student grades from the beginning of our work with teachers and compare to grades four to six weeks in. The average a two grade increase.