Illinois Adopts Arts as a Weighted Success Indicator in ESSA Accountability

Friday, March 20, 2020

The Illinois State Board of Education voted unanimously this week to include arts as a weighted indicator of K-12 success in its school accountability metrics under the Every Student Succeeds Act, making it the first in the nation to do so, according to a press release from Arts Alliance Illinois and Ingenuity. The move puts dance, music, theater and visual arts alongside math and science as elements of a quality education.