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Save The Date and Register: April 25 Release Event for NAEP Arts 2016 at the Kennedy Center


The Nation's Report Card: 2016 Arts

April 25, 2017 10:30 AM

On Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. ET, the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics will release results of The Nation's Report Card: 2016 Arts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

This report features national results at grade eight from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The assessment measures students’ knowledge of music and visual arts with tasks related to creating and responding to art.

Join local and national education leaders, artists, educators, parents, policymakers, and students to discuss:

  • What the data show at the national level about student achievement, including findings by demographic subgroups and trends since the last NAEP arts report card was released in 2008.

  • How the availability of resources and opportunities in arts education — such as full-time teachers in the arts, experience playing instruments, engagement in artistic expression in class and outside of class, and exposure to museums and musical performances — may shape student achievement.

The event will also feature behind-the-scenes video tours of schools in Boston; Red Lake, Minn.; Tacoma, Wash.; and Winston-Salem, N.C., where arts programs blend with academics to enrich students’ educational experiences. We will also share special video messages from actress Gabrielle Ruiz (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “In the Heights”) and former NASA leaders Charles Bolden and Dava Newman.



Peggy Carr

Peggy Carr

Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz

Terry Mazany

Terry Mazany


Contact Us:

If you have questions about the event, contact Chelsea Radler at (240) 630-0198 or

If you are a member of the media, contact Stephaan Harris at (202) 357-7504 or