NAfME Signs onto Letter Opposing NAGB Change to Nation’s Report Card
As was reported last week, the National Assessment Governing Board announced a substantial change to their 10-year schedule for administering the “Nation’s Report Card” in various subjects. Their test, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is traditionally offered in about 11 subjects, including reading, math, U.S. history and until now, the arts. Their calendar update has terminated four subjects: arts, economics, geography and foreign language.
NAfME, along with over 20 national arts organizations, has signed onto a letter to the NAGB opposing this change. For more information on this issue, contact Director of Public Policy Lynn Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Policy Roundup information provided by Matt Barusch of NAfME