Approaches must be supported by high-quality, quantitative research
In order to use the federal funds from ESSA, schools must show they are using quantitative research-based approaches that contain evidence of positive outcomes. Based on the ESSA law, acceptable evidence falls into one of 3 tiers: Strong, Moderate or Promising.
Tier 1 – Strong Evidence: supported by one or more well-designed and well- implemented randomized control experimental studies.
Tier 2 – Moderate Evidence: supported by one or more well-designed and well- implemented quasi-experimental studies.
Tier 3 – Promising Evidence: supported by one or more well-designed and well- implemented correlational studies (with statistical controls for selection bias).
We’ve provided sample research from each tier which you can reference when requesting funding for arts integration and STEAM supports (such as The Accelerator or Certification)
Can be used as evidence for: Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
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What to Look For.
When reviewing research surrounding arts integration and STEAM, it is important to:
Determine if the research has been peer reviewed to ensure the academic integrity of the study is maintained.
Additionally, monitor the source of the research. Ensure that the study you are reviewing was originally published by an outside source and not simply uploaded to a crowdsourced research site by the individual researcher.
Finally, look for signs of a high-quality, accepted research design. These include quantitative research designs (i.e. descriptive, correlational, quasi-experimental, or experimental), and qualitative designs (i.e. phenomenology, ethnography, grounded theory, case study, or narrative).
All of our courses, conferences, and curricular supports are fully supported by high-quality research, and include the requisite Tiers 1-3 levels of evidence. This ensures whatever path you take with us, you can leverage Federal Funds to help support your goals.
Want more? Head over to ArtsEdSearch.
The clearinghouse for research published regarding arts integration and STEAM.