Framing Student Success
Connecting Rigorous Visual Arts, Math, and Literacy Learning
The Project is an Arts-in-Education model designed by Studio in a School to investigate the value of rigorous, sustained visual arts instruction as an integral part of a balanced and coherent core curriculum The model is based upon collaboration among administrators, classroom teachers, a full-time art teacher, and a visiting artist from the community. LEARN MORE
Evaluation and Research From 2009 through 2013, the national research and evaluation firm Metis Associates conducted a randomized control study, with post-project assessment of sustainability. Six inner-city Title I schools, all of which had been designated “Schools in Need of Improvement” under the No Child Left Behind Act, volunteered for this project. LEARN MORE
The Approach Framing Student Success is an approach to arts integration that makes connections across the curriculum without sacrificing depth, integrity, or rigor in any of the disciplines—including the arts.
Purpose of this Tool Kit To fulfill the objectives of our AEMDD project, we created a tool kit to share what we have learned about making rigorous art learning an essential part of the core curriculum. In this kit, we also provide tools—such as unit plans, supply lists, and rubrics—that can be used to replicate or adapt what we have done. LEARN MORE
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