What is the Arts Equity Index (AEI)?
The Arts Equity Index (AEI) categorizes all LAUSD schools (K-12) based on the scope of their provided arts instruction, arts resources, arts professional development, Title 1 Status, and Student Equity Index (Poverty, Foster Students, English Language Learners).
How does the AEI provide equity to the schools?
Based on their category (1 - grossly underserved, 2 – underserved, 3 – developing, 4 – strong), assessments are taken to provide more equity of arts resources, and to ensure that all students have appropriate arts access and instruction.
Expansion of LAUSD Arts through the AEI (2015-2016):
45 new arts teachers have been placed in the most underserved schools in the district
$2 million in arts allocations have been provided to all schools based upon their AEI category
27 Community Arts Partners are now serving high-need schools with in-school and after school programs
Re-alignment of existing arts personnel to provide more equitable arts instruction
AEI data determines the selection of LAUSD schools in the Turnaround Arts program, led by the President's Committee on the Arts