Launched in 2018, the Ohio Arts Education Data Project is a partnership of the OAC, OAAE, Ohio Department of Education, and New Jersey-based research firm Quadrant Research. Central to this partnership is the Ohio Arts Education Data Dashboard, an online, interactive, color-coded database displaying arts education access and enrollment in Ohio’s preK-12 schools at the school, district, county, and statewide levels.
Because we know the arts are vital to the development and future success of Ohio’s children, the project partners developed the dashboard to enable parents, educators, principals, superintendents, policymakers, and business leaders (e.g., realtors and others who seek to promote the quality of the communities they serve) to see what arts education is being offered in schools and school districts in Ohio. Multiple years of data, as reported annually via the state’s Education Management Information System, gives educators the ability to track trends and compare data with schools across the state. Data from ensuing school years is added annually, allowing the project to show the status of arts education over time.