Statewide Arts Ed Census

February 23, 2016

WOW – closer to the goal

The Statewide Arts Education Census is moving along at a great pace! Yesterday more surveys were submitted in one day than since the collection started in December. As you may recall, the goal is 100% participation from every Maine school. Principals are asked to submit one survey from their school but they may need assistance from their visual and performing arts teachers to answer all of the questions.

As of yesterday, we are at 59% which represents 340 schools. Last week the Teacher Leader Ambassadors stepped in to assist with the collection. You may have heard from one of them who asked for your assistance. If you helped out, THANK YOU SO MUCH! We met with the Teacher Leader Ambassadors yesterday on a Zoom meeting. You can see them below. A great big THANKS to all of them!

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At this time, Washington county is in the lead with 69%, Aroostook is at 66% and Cumberland with 64%. Below shows you the chart with the breakdown by all of the superintendent regions.Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 11.18.38 PMIf you are wondering if your principal has submitted your school information please go to https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/Arts-Education-Census-Status and you can see the lists by superintendent regions.



We ask that the school principal complete the survey so there is only one survey per school submitted. However, you can certainly help by taking a look at the .PDF and offer the principal your assistance to complete the survey.


The Maine Arts Commission is working on the census with the following organizations: Maine Department of Education, Maine Principals’ Association, Maine Alliance for Arts Education, Maine Art Education Association, Maine Music Educators Association, and The New England Institute for Teacher Education.

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to email me at argy.nestor@maine.gov.

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