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State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) consists of those persons at state education agencies whose responsibility is education in the arts (Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts). SEADAE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national orgin, age or disability in admission or access to or employment in its programs and activities. We invite you to explore our multi-media timeline to learn more about the work of SEADAE. 

State Arts Education Directors of Education 2016


Our Mission:

To support the professional effectiveness of individual members and provide a collective voice for leadership on issues affecting arts education.

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Arts Education for America's Students:  a Shared Endeavor

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The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) is issuing an invitation for arts educators interested in applying to be considered for a role in the benchmarking of student work collected during the recent pilot of the High School level Model Cornerstone Assessments.  Benchmarkers will adjudicate student work collected in order to create a resource bank of student work tied to the new national core arts standards at the three high school levels. .

Model Cornerstone Assessments are a supplement to the new national core arts standards.  They  were created by the NCCAS writing teams for each discipline at the benchmark grades of 2, 5, 8 and the three high school levels (proficient, accomplished, advanced) to stand as examples of the type of evidence needed to show student achievement aligned to targeted performance standards.  The High School pilot took place during the 2015-2016 school year in diverse school settings across the nation.   Student work collected as a part of this pilot will be reviewed in a process of benchmark scoring culminating in a face to face three day event held this summer in Reston, Virginia.   Five educators from each arts discipline, will be chosen to comprise discipline specific teams to complete the benchmarking  through this rigorous application and interview process which will begin on April 24th and continue until midnight, Monday, May 23, 2016.  .  Interested persons may apply by completing the online application found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HSBenchmarkers


The Model Cornerstone Assessment Pilot and Benchmarking project was paid for in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.   To access the documentation of the work of piloting the Model Cornerstone Assessments or for more details about the project please go to the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards wiki at http://nccas.wikispaces.com.  


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