“NYSED is convening a panel to examine creating assessments to measure student growth, performance and college and career readiness in the Arts programs.
“The Department recommends that the Board of Regents commission an operational study that would establish criteria to identify and evaluate arts assessments in each discipline that signify college and career readiness as well as those that are truly worthy of Regents recognition. Similar to the approach used in career and technical education pathways, the proposed process would begin with the establishment of an Arts Advisory Panel.”
This is as much about evaluating the teachers using New York State's abysmal APPR teacher evaluation system as anything else.
APPR calls for teachers to be rated using so-called student performance on both state and local tests and assessments.
As of now, arts teachers are often being evaluated using alternate measures like ELA exams that their students take.
But once the geniuses at SED and the Regents come up with their criteria for how to identify and evaluate arts assessments in each discipline, every teacher in every subject will have her or his own assessment that they can be rated on.
And won't that be wonderful?
Folks, until we make the politicians who put these Regents into power pay a political price for doing so, this stuff isn't going to change.