THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE ARTS ENDOWMENT and can be requested by mail from the Office of Communications, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506.

Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: Statistical Analysis Report
(National Center for Education Statistics, 1995) 77 pages

A report, based on a survey conducted during the fall 1994 by Westat, Inc., documenting the status of arts education elementary and secondary public schools in the United States. Information in the report is intended for use in the development of policies and implementation of programs designed to meet state standards and national education goals such as those set forth by the Goals 2000 Act.

State Arts Agency Arts in Education Profiles
(NEA, 1997) 250 pages

Includes summaries of the state arts agencies' arts in education programs, including artist-in-residence and other arts education activities such as artist/teacher institutes, collaborations with community organizations and colleges, and more. Indicates the names and addresses of the state arts agencies" AIE Coordinators.

Understanding How the Arts Contribute to Excellent Education
(OMG, 1991) 71 pages

A report of the results of a national study which found a strong correlation between the characteristics of schools many define as excellent and the inclusion of arts programs. The report summarizes the research, suggests eight characteristics of excellence the arts help to foster in schools, and presents case studies.


Arts Education Assessment Framework—Pre-Publication Edition
(CCSSO, 1994) 115 pages

A framework for developing innovative testing methods to assess artistic capabilities through creativity or performance in the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress in the Arts. An integral part of the arts education trilogy, including the Goals 2000 Educate America Act and the National Standards for Arts Education. Developed under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Getty Center for Education in the Arts.

Frank Philips
Council of Chief State School Officers
1 Massachusetts Avenue NW #700
Washington, DC 20001

Intersections: Community Arts and Education Collaborations
(Craig Dreeszen, Arts Extension Service, 1992) 46 pages

The report of a national study commissioned by the NEA. It examines and documents what contributes to, and what blocks, successful community and school partnerships on behalf of arts in education. It describes strategic steps in the development of partnerships, fundamental supporting systems, predictable problems, and specific trends and challenges of developing and sustaining arts in education partnerships.

Arts Extension Service
Division of Continuing Education
602 Goodell Building
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
$10.00 plus $4.25 handing/shipping

National Standards for Arts Education
(Consortium of National Arts Education Associations, 1994) Full Report: 133 pages/Summary Statement: 8 pages

A statement of what every young American should know and be able to do in four arts disciplines—dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. The Standards' scope is grades K-12, and they speak to both content and achievement.

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Schools, Communities, and the Arts: A Research Compendium
(Morrison Public Policy Institute at Arizona State University, 1995) 172 pages

A comprehensive review of current research on the implementation of quality arts programs in schools throughout the United States. Articles for the publication, written by a wide range of arts educators and researchers, support the view that the arts are valuable to a complete education while identifying areas where more work needs to be done to make the case for increased arts presence in schools.

Research Compendium
Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN)
The John F.Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC 20566-0001

The Arts and Education: Partners in Achieving Our National Education Goals
(Collaborative Effort, 1995)

The product of a series of three meetings, known as the Goals 2000 Arts Education Acting Planning Process, convened by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education during the summer and fall of 1994 for representatives of over 100 national arts, arts education, museum, education, higher education, parent organizations, businesses, foundations and government agencies. The goal of the meetings were to develop an action plan to maximize the role of the arts in improving education and helping schools and students achieve the National Education Goals. This action guide reflects the discussions and recommendations of that Goals 2000 Arts Education Action Planning Process.

Goals 2000 Arts Education Partnership
c/o The Council of Chief State School Officers
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20001-1431
202/408-8076 (FAX)

How to Plan and Organize A Nonprofit Corporation
(Collaborative Effort, 1996)

This guide is intended to assist groups and individuals who are or may be developing, forming, or operating an Indiana nonprofit organization. It provides a basic understanding of the initial legal requirements as well as various operational issues. Although we have attempted to highlight a number of important issues, this guide is intended to provide information only and should not be considered legal advice. Consequently, readers are advised to consult with a professional before launching a nonprofit organization.

Executive Service Corps
70 East 91st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240
317/574-7265 (FAX)

A comprehensive listing of research and study reports can be found by visiting at the NEA's website