Vermont Arts Education
Assessment of the State of Art Education in Vermont Schools
PRS Policy Brief 1617-04
March 09, 2017
This report will examine the feasibility of conducting a comprehensive assessment of the state of arts education in Vermont. Because data on arts programming are decentralized, we analyzed a representative sample of school districts, selected based on location and population factors. For this sample, we have collected available data on the arts curriculum and extracurricular offerings. Since community variables may affect the availability and quality of arts programs, we have conducted regression analysis to assess their impacts. The Vermont Arts Council hopes to use this information—both the gathered data and collection process—to create an online arts database similar to a preexisting program in the state of Oregon.