The Regents approved new PreK-12 learning standards for the Arts in mid-September, which emphasize creating, performing, responding, and connecting processes.
NYSED News Release - September 15, 2017
Board of Regents Approves Arts Standards
The Board of Regents this week approved the New York State P-12 Learning Standards for the Arts.
Department staff, in collaboration with various stakeholders in arts education across the state, has engaged in a multi-tier process over several years to develop arts standards (dance, music, theater, visual and media arts).
The standards emphasize four processes common to all art disciplines:
- Creating - Students will generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
- Performing/presenting/producing - Students will analyze, interpret and select artistic work for presentation.
- Responding - Students will interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
- Connecting - Students will synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Full implementation of the arts standards will occur in the 2018-19 school year. Department staff will work over the next year to develop professional development for teachers and identify arts education initiatives across the state to build a statewide arts education network that supports teaching and learning in the arts.
A List of Resources:
NYSED Arts Standards
NYSED Handbook Feature
Strategic Plan for the Arts - (Original Blue Ribbon Report is Appendix A)