Many states require student performance to be a significant portion of teachers’ evaluations. The Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment (MAEIA) program developed performance assessments in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts programs K-12 students that arts educators can use to demonstrate their effectiveness by using worthwhile, challenging, and engaging assessments. Michigan Assessment Consortium (MAC) staff worked with volunteer arts educators and supervisors to select student exemplars, document instruction provided, and assemble a brief, coherent demonstration of their effectiveness. Five topic guides (displaying data, documenting instruction, and administrator “look
fors” that show what good arts instruction looks like) were developed and piloted with arts educators and state arts education associations. These resources will be made available through short online courses for educators. In addition, in a MAEIA Institute, pairs of administrators and arts educators implement the MAEIA resources by instructing and assessing students, and supporting and evaluating educators.