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A Proposed Study to Use Related Arts Teachers to Increase Student Achievement in Reading and Writing

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Teacher valued-added measures are one way to use student achievement on state-mandated tests as a means of determining teacher effectiveness in yearly evaluations. However, for teachers who do not have state-mandated tests, such as related arts teachers, some states use the combined test results for the entire school known as school value-added to measure teacher effectiveness. Related arts teachers need to incorporate more reading, writing, and mathematics into their curriculum along with joining in more cross-curricular lessons with academic teachers. Related arts teachers need access to instructional coaching and student data to analyze to help design effective lessons. These additions to normal related arts curriculum should help raise student achievement and in return help related arts teachers with their own school value-added levels. This proposed study examines the effect of adding more reading, writing, and cross-curricular activities into art curriculum on student achievement in reading and writing.

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Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind waivers require student achievement to be part of teacher evaluations. Some states use school value added measures in evaluating teachers whose subjects are not tested, such as related arts. This proposed study intends to measure the impact on student achievement in reading and writing when related arts teachers integrate more reading and writing content into their curriculum. This is to determine if related arts teachers can influence school value added measures in their evaluations.

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Value added measures, School value added, Related arts, Core academics

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Magnolia Room B

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A Proposed Study to Use Related Arts Teachers to Increase Student Achievement in Reading and Writing

Magnolia Room B

Teacher valued-added measures are one way to use student achievement on state-mandated tests as a means of determining teacher effectiveness in yearly evaluations. However, for teachers who do not have state-mandated tests, such as related arts teachers, some states use the combined test results for the entire school known as school value-added to measure teacher effectiveness. Related arts teachers need to incorporate more reading, writing, and mathematics into their curriculum along with joining in more cross-curricular lessons with academic teachers. Related arts teachers need access to instructional coaching and student data to analyze to help design effective lessons. These additions to normal related arts curriculum should help raise student achievement and in return help related arts teachers with their own school value-added levels. This proposed study examines the effect of adding more reading, writing, and cross-curricular activities into art curriculum on student achievement in reading and writing.