The South Carolina Arts Assessment Program (SCAAP) is the only fully implemented and web-based arts assessment at the state-level. Established in year 2000, SCAAP is a collaborative effort among the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE), the University of South Carolina (USC), and South Carolina arts educators. The purpose of SCAAP is to develop arts assessments in four arts areas aligned to the 2010 South Carolina Academic Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts. With the SCAAP assessments, arts educators and school district personnel can authentically measure and evaluate their students' arts achievement. Moreover, because the SCAAP assessments are based on state-wide curriculum standards, the assessment has the potential to unify instructional objectives in arts classrooms throughout the state and serve as a model for other states interested in measuring student achievement in the arts and improving arts education.