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Arts Assessment

The results of the NAEP arts assessment measures students’ knowledge and skills in the arts disciplines of music and visual arts. Results of the 2016 assessment at grade 8 are now available. Find out more about the assessment Learn more...

Arts Results

2016 Arts Report Card Explore the results of the 2016 NAEP arts assessment at grade 8.Download a copy of the 2008 NAEP arts assessment.

Exploring NAEP Arts

Developing an Arts Assessment: Some Selected Strategies is a web-only report, based on the 1997 arts assessment field test. It describes six strategies for creating an effective arts assessment.Assessing the Arts: Selected NAEP Tasks and Scoring Guides for Grades 4 and 12 1997 Field Test. Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts (NCES 2003-452) is a CD-ROM containing arts tasks and scoring guides developed for grades 4 and 12, which were not used on the 1997 assessment due to financial constraints. Single copies can be ordered at no charge while supplies last.

How the Arts Assessment Works

Learn what the assessment measures. Learn who took the assessment and how it was administered. Find out how the assessment was developed. Explore sample questions from the arts assessment. Find out what students know and can do by reading about the NAEP arts scale.Find out how to interpret the results of the NAEP arts assessment.

Using NAEP Data

Explore arts data in the NAEP Data Explorer.


Last updated 18 April 2017 (FW)