This report summarizes results of the first two years of a three-year evaluation of the Arts
for Academic Achievement (AAA) program. To accomplish these goals, AAA provides schools a structure, resources, and support for
collaborative projects between teachers and artists. The purpose of the projects is to increase
the amount and quality of arts-based and arts-integrated learning by students. The major objectives of this study were to 1) examine student learning, as
measured by standardized tests, in a larger set of grade levels, and 2) measure student effects
not otherwise captured by standardized assessments.
In 1997 the Minneapolis Public Schools and the Perpich Center for Arts Education received
a four-year grant from the Annenberg Foundation to develop the Arts for Academic
Achievement program. Although funding from the Annenberg Foundation ended in 2002,
the program continues in Minneapolis Public Schools today, with support from the school
district as well as local and national funders
Ingram, Debra; Meath, Judy.
Arts for Academic Achievement: A Compilation of Evaluation Findings from 2004-2006.
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