School and District Report Card Survey


DESE has released a draft of their new School Report Card

Fill out the survey here.

Questions 4, 6, 12 and 14 provide an opportunity to provide feedback about how access and participation to arts education is being measured and shared through the School Report Card.

Here are some sample responses:

Question 4: Which section of the report card did you want to click on first?

Arts education data is currently included in the ‘What academic opportunities are available to our students?’ section. This is the section of the report card of most interest to the Arts for All Coalition.

Question 6: Does this match the information you expected to see in this section?

Access to the Arts is included in the ‘What academic opportunities are available to our students?’ section. The Arts for All Coalition would like to see more detailed coursework data in this section. We encourage you to select ‘The information somewhat matched what I expected to see’ and share your thoughts on missing information in Question 14.

Question 12: What are the two most important parts of the report card?

We encourage you to select 'What academic opportunities are available to our students?' and the 'Other - Write In' option. In the 'Other - Write In' section, please include your interest in seeing more information on the amount, quality, and type of sequential arts education at the school in the ‘Access to the Arts’ section under 'Academic Opportunities'.

Question 14: As mentioned above, the Arts for All Coalition would like to see more detailed coursework data in the ‘Access to the Arts’ section under 'Academic Opportunities' including more information on the amount, quality, and type of sequential arts education at the school.

We suggest that you add any or all of the following bullet points. We ask you to put this information into your own unique writing style and voice.

  • The number and percent of FTE paid and licensed arts teachers in each art domain (dance, music, theatre, visual arts) assigned to each school
  • Percent of students in the school who are enrolled in dance, media, music, theatre, or visual arts taught by a teacher licensed in that field of expertise
  • For students enrolled in arts courses, how many minutes per week and for what period of time is the course of study?
  • All high school Report Cards should include a comprehensive list of all AP or IB courses that are offered nationally, including arts courses. Data for the number of students enrolled and who take and pass the final exam in any such courses offered in each school is included on the Report Card. If that course is not offered, the course is still listed but no data entered.

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