Ingenuity is the only organization designing and operating data tracking systems focused on arts instruction within CPS. We use data to inform and fuel strategies to expand arts programming across the District. As a leader in data collection and impact assessment, Ingenuity combines the data collected from CPS, the Illinois State Board of Education and partners to provide the most accurate picture of arts education currently available for CPS. We provide stakeholders with this information via artlook Suite.
Ingenuity's artlook® Map provides information on the presence of art teachers and arts partners in schools, minutes of instruction and course names, and allows visitors to download customized fact sheets and data files focused on advanced searches. In the spring of 2013, Ingenuity launched artlook Schools — the central data component of the Creative Schools Initiative — which collects the most detailed school and student-level data on staffing, instruction, budgeting, and partnerships the sector has had in 30 years.
In the fall of 2013, artlook Partners was launched, and now captures data from community and external arts organizations on the services they provide to CPS schools each year. The cross referencing of data points helps to ensure better accuracy which fuels artlook® Map, which includes data collected from both Schools and Partners to make the most comprehensive data set available on arts education to date.