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  • Arts Equity Index (AEI)


    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:

    • 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

    • 52 Community Arts Partners are now serving high-need schools.

    • 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

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