This presentation seeks to help educators quantify the effects of arts integration in schools and identify programs and activities that could qualify for federal funding. It summarizes a report by the American Institutes for Research that found that arts integration can move the average student from the 50th to the 54th percentile in student achievement. It further points to 44 arts integration programs that show enough evidence of effectiveness to qualify for federal funding under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

Meredith Ludwig of American Institutes for Research, lead author of the report on which this presentation is based, and Rachel Hare Bork of The Wallace Foundation delivered the presentation at the Arts Education Partnership’s State Policy Symposium in March 2018.