Report of Regents P-12 Education/Cultural Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents
Your P-12 Education Committee and Cultural Education Committee held a joint meeting on December 14, 2015. All members were present except for Regent Bendit who was excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Update on the Blue Ribbon Commission for the Arts [P-12/CE (D) 1] – The Committees were provided with an update on the work of the Blue Ribbon Commission for the Arts and recommendations currently under consideration. Discussion focused on the six principles that guided the development of the recommendations for an Arts Pathway Assessment System. Phase I (for academic years 2015-16 through 2017-18) identifies several assessments available for current high school students that may be viable options for pathway assessments in the arts. Phase 2 (for academic year 2018-19 and beyond) utilizes two types of assessments: Course-Embedded and/or End-of-Course Assessment and Individual Arts Assessment Plan (IAAP). Three members of the Commission presented to the Board their views on the outcomes of the work of the Commission. Local students were also present to talk about their experiences with arts classes in their schools.