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SEADAE Member Deb Hansen (DE) was recently honored by the National Art Education Association
SEADAE announces archives from the recent Arts Assessment Symposium.
Artsy editorial features the leading edge work of several SEADAE member states. 

Registration is now open for the Symposium
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State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education 
Arts Assessment Symposium
November 11th & 12th - 2016
Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center
Grapevine Texas
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           SEADAE RFP Open until 5-15-16

                  accepting proposals for

    SEADAE's  Arts Assessment Symposium

Changes in Policy ~ Advances in Practice  

November 11th & 12th 2016
Gaylord Conference Center 
Grapevine, Texas

                            click here to pre-view the submission form as a pdf 
                        CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL


Call for Proposals | 3/30/2016

SEADAE Arts Assessment Symposium

Changes in Policy ~ Advances in Practice  

November 11th & 12th 2016
Gaylord Conference Center 
Grapevine, Texas

                            click here to pre-view the submission form as a pdf 
                                                 (for reference only)

SEADAE is currently accepting proposals for conference sessions for our November 2016 Arts Assessment Symposium: Advances in Arts Assessment:  Changes in Policy; Advances in Practice.  

This symposium will provide a platform for sharing advancements in arts assessment policies and practices from the local, state, and national levels. We invite you to submit a proposal for a sixty minute breakout session. Proposals should address one of the two organizing themes, Changes in Policy or Advances in Practice. Our themes are designed to make it easy for participants to seek out sessions which will help them acquire solutions to their individual problems of practice.   

Changes in Policy sessions will address local, state, or federal policies, programs or practices that impact assessment, accountability, teacher evaluation or opportunities to learn.

Advances in Arts Assessment sessions will address applied models for assessing student learning for a variety of purposes. These models may be anywhere along the development continuum from not yet piloted to items that have been tested and results that have been reported.  Be ready to identify the problem of practice which your session might address.  Proposals will be accepted until May 1, 2016.
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 New Officers Elected September 24, 2015
Partner News | 4/19/2015
 Don't miss one arts curriculum advisor's story on the SEADAE blog this week. Karol Gates, Colorado, blogs about arts, education and dance in Colorado.  
 First glimpse of national core Media Arts standards at historic NAEA convention sessions.  
 SEADAE members celebrate the newly revised arts course codes included in NCES release.

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) joins national arts and education organizations calling on policy makers and the public to re-examine support for quality arts education 

SEADAE Past Presidents join incoming President Marcia McCaffrey for an informal changing of the guard.


 The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) announced today that a public review of drafts of the Pre K - Grade 8 standards will begin this weekend.
Arts Core Subject  | 6/10/2013
Department of Education Weighs in on Title I and the Arts
(click here to download a copy of the letter)
A new report has recently been issued showing alignment between Artistic Litercy and the Common Core.   The report, created by researchers at The College Board, is entitled:  The Arts and the Common Core:  A Review of Connections Between the Common Core State Standards and the National Core Arts Standards Conceptual
.  Please see the press release issued by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards below, along with a link to the report.
SEADAE in the News | 12/18/2012
Michigan group cites SEADAE and NCCAS work
SEADAE members present at PA Forum
SEADAE Members Marcia McCaffrey (NH), Richard Baker (MS) and Dale Schmid (NJ)  find themselves in the spotlight this month in several newsworthy publications.

SEADAE's Partner the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), recently released an important interview conducted by EdTA's Jim Palmarini with educational consultant Jay McTighe.  (Understanding by Design)

SEADAE President Lynn Tuttle will sit on an Arts Education Partnership plenary panel at the upcoming AEP Fall Forum this Thursday.  The panel session,  Arts at the Core: The Common Core State Standards and Implications for the Arts;  will be streamed live on Thursday September 13th at 10:15 AM EDT.

For Immediate Release

    Contact: Marcia McCaffrey at SEADAE

     marcia.mccaffrey@doe.nh.gov or (603) 568-2979  

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) is pleased to share a paper outlining the roles and responsibilities certified arts educators, certified non-arts educators and providers of supplemental arts instruction play in providing a quality, sequential arts education for America's K-12 students.  SEADAE looks forward to engaging the arts and policy communities in a vigorous discussion about the paper’s recommendations to support quality arts education across our country.  “Roles” has been endorsed by NAfME, the NAMM Foundation, and many others.
Click here to download the paper

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) writing teams representing dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts will meet in Reston, Virginia, June 19-22. The five teams, convening in-person for the first time, are drafting the Next Generation Arts Standards. They will gather, along with NCCAS Leadership, at the offices of the National Association for Music Education, the National Arts Education Association, and the College Board for a series of high-focus writing sessions in each of their disciplines.
The meeting will feature a live video broadcast session entitled Embedding Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions and Cornerstone Assessments into the new Core Arts Standards, on Wednesday, June 20, at 3:45 p.m. EST.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) wanted to inform you that he, along with Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), will be introducing a series of 5 education bills  in Congress to “fix” No Child Left Behind. 
SEADAE Members are pleased to welcome back Dr. Victoria Stevens as our featured presenter for the month of March in the SEADAE Professional Development Series for Directors of Arts Education. Dr. Stevens will explore creativity and how it relates to Arts Education in the light of what we know about child development.
The South Carolina Arts Commission has announced that SEADAE's own Scot Hockman, will be the 2012 recipient of their prestigious Arts in Education Award for his contributions to arts education.  
The US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences released “A Snapshot of Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 2009-2010.” This report provides data on the status of arts education in public elementary and secondary schools based on information collected through a set of seven surveys.
August 13, 2009 - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released a letter in support of arts education.

Read the letter here.
 Read a letter from Doug Herbert