The Arts Education Data Project is a partnership between the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education and Quadrant Research. The nationwide project coordinates with participating state departments of education to collect and report arts education data from State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) and other state department of education data sets on an annual basis.
The main partner for the Arizona Department of Education, Quadrant Research, has been an industry leader in displaying arts education data. They have partnered with the AzDOE in the past. In 2010, Quadrant Research and the AzDOE collaborated on the work Arts Education in Arizona Public Schools. This survey described the state of arts education in 2010 and predates the state’s Coursework Completion System, as well as the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS). The SLDS provides the data for the 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 Arizona Arts Education Data Project. The current dashboard provides various grain sizes for the viewer to see — from state to district to school — utilizing arts course and enrollment data to paint a picture of arts education opportunities across Arizona.
There are additional key arts partners who have informed this work. They include the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education, Arizona Commission on the Arts, and Arizona Citizens for the Arts.