Pennsylvania Department of Education Information

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Act 13 Educator Effectiveness

(Complete Toolkits)
Overview for Classroom Arts Teachers 2021
Framework for Evaluation: Classroom Teacher

Student Performance Measure (SPM) Sampler for Music Educators 2021
PMEA Webinar: Changes foe Evaluation of Music Teachers Under Act 13 of 2020
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2024 Conference Update

Arts Education Data Project

PDE Update to PMEA 4.24.24 (PPT)

Arts Education Access Data

Pennsylvania Dashboard
PMEA Membership in Public School Districts
PA Superintendent Survey Results (2019) – link to survey results sent to PA School Superintendents about the hiring practices and need for music and art teachers over the past five years.

Arts Education Policy and Regulation

PA State Arts Education Flyer
Pennsylvania Arts and Humanities Education Requirements

Career Readiness

The Pennsylvania Career Ready Skills Continuum
Alignment of the PA Career Ready Skills Continuum to PA Standards The purpose of this document is help teachers make connections between the PA Career Ready Skills Continuum and the PA Arts and Humanities Standards. Using this document will support teaching of arts workforce development as well as social-emotional learning skills.


PDE Website: Certification Page
Interactive Resource: Career Opportunities – Search by county to locate hiring or human resource information for Local Education Agencies (LEAs).

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


Social Emotional Learning (Music/Arts)

Toolkit: Social Emotional Learning in the Music Classroom

Standards for Arts (Music) Education

Pennsylvania Academic Standards for the Arts and Humanities
PA Curriculum Framework: Music
National Core Arts Standards