OAAE champions, strengthens and celebrates the arts as an integral part of education for the people of Oregon.
Improve the quality of/access to arts education for Oregon's children.
Support and honor excellence in arts education throughout the state.
Increase the understanding and appreciation of the value of arts education among Oregon's educators and the communities they serve.
Press Release April 5, 2015
The Public Review for the Oregon Arts Standards for Dance, Media Arts, Theatre and Visual Arts closed at 12:01 am April 4, 2015. We welcome continued input by email to Nancy at email@example.com through April 19, 2015. As of April 4, 683 visitors have gone to the website during the Public Review window of time. Consideration is still involving the national 2014 standards as Oregon’s and/or adjusting those national standards to best fit Oregon and has been since the teams began their considerations in September of 2012; all such considerations are up to each Writing Team. As of April 19, the Writing Teams will finalize their work regarding their set of Arts Standards.
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Research shows how the arts help kids:
Imaginative play, coached by a teacher, enhances important learning abilities that help kindergarten children make physical and social sense of the world around them.
At-risk first grade students who were taught basic letter and sound connections through improvisational movement improved more in those basic reading skills than did the control group of similarly at-risk students.
Second grade students given piano instruction in addition to spatial reasoning instruction improved more in spatial reasoning than those given spatial reasoning instruction only, English language training instead of piano, or no special instruction.
Teenagers and young adults of low socioeconomic status who have a history of in-depth arts involvement have higher career goals, are more civically engaged, and show better academic outcomes than low-SES youth with less arts involvement (“low arts”). They also have higher rates of college enrollment and attainment.
Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours, three days a week for a year are: 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools, and 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair.
First graders who received instruction in music listening had significantly higher reading scores than those first graders who did not receive the instruction but were similar in age, IQ and socioeconomic status.