DESE State Plan Survey

Show your support for the inclusion of arts education in the ESSA State Plan

Fill out the 5-minute survey here.

Questions 3, 4, 5, & 6 provide an opportunity to give feedback on the importance of arts education. All the questions in the survey are optional, though we encourage you to also answer question 9. If helpful, you can refer to the highlights of the plan.

Here are some sample responses:
3. Strongly support student access to the arts.
4. I'm pleased to see that access and participation in arts education is being recommended as an indicator of school quality or student success because...
5. I strongly support the proposed system includes the right amount of indicators related to inputs (e.g., access to arts or advanced courses).
6. I strongly support access and participation in arts education being used a strategy to broaden the curriculum for every Massachusetts child because...

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commented 2017-02-24 11:41:56 -0500 · Flag
Art is critical to the development of a child! Creativity drives everything!
commented 2017-02-23 15:19:17 -0500 · Flag
I strongly support access and participation in arts education being used a strategy to broaden the curriculum for every Massachusetts child because as a retired teacher I was able to reach underperforming students through puppetry arts across the reading and writing curriculum. Just yesterday I reread a 4th grade yearbook from 90s. What the kids liked the best was the trips to museums & creating a school circus (involved much problem solving, team work, and curriculum standards.) Other whole language units using science and social studies also used hands on art and music activities that children now in their 20’s remember today.
commented 2017-02-23 14:27:01 -0500 · Flag
In low performing districts, we frequently see that access to the arts are what help keep students engaged and focused. They can be a tremendous source of pride in performance for children who do not excel in traditional academic subjects. I am glad to see that arts education are included in the stae plan!

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