As the state that has pioneered the use of arts education data to transform our public schools we have seen a significant increase in access to arts education and participation. Since 2006 participation in school-based arts education programs has increased from 65% of all students to 80% of all students. The number of students without access has declined from more than 75,000 to just over 3,000 students. By 2020, New Jersey will become the first state in the nation to provide universal access to arts instruction. Without question, the public reporting of our data through the arts education data project made this all possible.