The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) will release PreK-8 draft standards for an online public review June 30 through July 15.
Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate in the public review of one or more of the discipline grade-band drafts in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.
Please visit the NCCAS website at http://nccas.wikispaces.com/NCCAS+June+30th+Public+Review for detailed instructions.
The new, voluntary grade-by-grade web-based standards are intended to affirm the place of arts education in a balanced core curriculum, support the 21st-century needs of students and teachers, and help ensure that all students are college and career ready.
NYS Education Department will be reviewing the NCCAS as well. It is still unknown how SED will use these standards.