State Board of Education Adopts Revised CA Arts Standards for Public Schools

At the January 9-10, 2019 California State Board of Education meeting, the Board approved and adopted the revised California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve (previously known as the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards).

The new standards are inclusive of the five arts forms (Dance, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Music), and promote inquiry and an integrative approach to learning, an emphasis on creativity, and are inclusive to ensure access to each and every student.

Select the links below to download the pre-publication chapters approved by the State Board of Education (in .docx format):

The California Department of Education is currently developing the California Arts Framework for Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Arts Framework) to incorporate and support the California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve. A draft of the Arts Framework is scheduled to be ready by Fall 2019 and will be presented to the State Board of Education for adoption in May 2020.

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