Michigan's Model Arts Education Instruction and Assessment Project in development by the Michigan Assessment Consortium (MAC) and Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for the Michigan Department of Education (MDE)

The Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment (MAEIA) Program has developed an Arts Education Instructional Blueprint for dance, theater, music and the visual arts, a Program Review Tool for districts to use in assessing the quality of their arts education instructional program, and assessment specifications and prototypes to guide the future development of student assessments in the arts. The purposes of the Arts Education Instructional Blueprint, Program Review Tool, and prototype assessments are to support educators and the public in implementing a high quality arts education program and to improve instructional offerings in the four arts disciplines of dance, music, theater, and visual arts. The use of these resources by educators is voluntary.

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MAEIA - High School Field Test Site Resources

MAEIA - K-8 Field Test Site Resources

Project Documents:


The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success: A 2020 Action Agenda for Advancing the Arts in Education - 2015

Arts Education for America's Students-A Shared Endeavor

Use of MAEIA Assessment in Educator Evaluation 3.0


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Current Opportunities to Participate in the MAEIA Arts Assessment Project

PRESS RELEASE: Available for Field Testing: Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts Performance Assessments - developed by Michigan educators (October 2015)

Application for future field expertise opportunities: