Research and Model Development

Arts Integration Development and Implementation (AIDI) Model – PAEP has created a model for collaboration between artists, arts organizations, and preK-12 schools to guide in the development, implementation, and assessment of best practices in arts integrated programs.

Skills Alignment Model – PAEP has designed and tested a model that builds literacy competency through the alignment of arts skills to grade level literacy skill sets.

Co-Teaching Model – PAEP has developed a model that guides the collaborative process between classroom teachers and teaching artists to facilitate the design, implementation, and co-teaching of an arts integrated program.

U.S. Department of Education, Model Development and Dissemination Grant Program


Arts Link Final Report


Arts Link©: Building Mathematics and Science Competencies through an Arts Integration Model, 2010-2014; is a quasi-experimental, research program of the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership to work with four School District of Philadelphia schools to test the efficacy of the arts to support mathematics and science skill acquisition through application of PAEP’s Skills Alignment Model for students in grades 2-5.

Arts Bridges©: Building Literacy through an Integrated Arts Collaborative Model, 2006-2010; was a quasi-experimental, research program of the School District of Philadelphia with PAEP testing out an arts integration model to support literacy acquisition and fluency in four schools, for students in grades 4-6. Results of this program demonstrated that students who were engaged in this arts integration model outperformed students who did not receive arts activities as measured by the PSSA tests. To see final report click here.

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