Research

Arts Education Research

With funding from the Missouri Arts Council and the cooperation and assistance of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education completed several studies in arts education.

  • April, 2020 -"The impact of Covid-19 on School Music Programs" MAAE conducted a survey to determine the financial and human impact of program cancellations as a result of the pandemic.

>view press release here
  • April, 2020 -"The impact of COVID-19 on Teaching Artists and Creative Workers" MAAE conducted a survey to determine the financial and human impact of industry workers as a result of school closures during the pandemic.

>view survey results summary here
  • September, 2015 -“Arts Education Still Makes a Difference in Missouri Schools,” followed similar protocols and measured similar correlations as the study previously released in March, 2010. School data was submitted by 514 districts. The study reports the relationships between student participation in fine arts courses (music, visual art, theatre/drama and dance) and attendance and graduation rates, disciplinary infractions, and statewide tests in language arts and mathematics in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP).

>Arts Education Still Makes a Difference in Missouri Schools - Full Report>Summary of Study Report Arts Education Still Makes a Difference in Missouri Schools
  • May, 2012 -"Fine Arts Assessment Pilot Study" - For a history of the Missouri Fine Arts Assessment (2000-01) and details of this 2012 study click here.

>Download the Fine Arts Assessment Pilot Report PDF
  • June, 2012 -"Missouri Alliance for Arts Education Middle School Study" MAAE released a report on a study of student-level data from two Missouri middle schools.

>Middle School Study Report
  • March, 2010 - “Arts Education makes a Difference in Missouri Schools,” analyzed school data submitted by 514 districts. The study reports the relationships between student participation in fine arts courses (music, visual art, theatre/drama and dance) and attendance and graduation rates, disciplinary infractions, and statewide tests in language arts and mathematics in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP).

>Arts Education Makes a Difference in Missouri Schools - Full Report (2010)>Summary of Study Report Arts Education Makes a Difference in Missouri Schools (2010)

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