This Arts Education page provides materials and resources for developing quality PreK-12 dance, music, theatre, and visual arts education programs. It includes resources to inform users about the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts and related curriculum guides, instructional requirements, and assessment tools.
On this page you will find links to:
- the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts) ;
- a Summary of the PreK-12 Arts Education State requirements;
- Approval Information and Application for locally developed courses;
- Statewide Arts Education Data summaries and multiyear charts;
- Other resources that support increased student achievement of the learning standards; and
- Periodic updates regarding Arts news, information, and funding opportunities from the State and national levels to promote arts education.
News and Upcoming Events
Public Review of Draft National Core Arts Standards Scheduled for Summer 2013
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) plans to release draft standards this summer for public review and comment. NCCAS is committed to a transparent and open process which includes the voice of those who will be using the standards once they are completed. The review will be through an online survey tool you will be able to access from the cyber home of the standards review at http://nccas.wikispaces.com/. Be sure to study the standards framework and matrix in preparation for your review. Both are available on the wikispaces site with other important information about the standards. More details regarding the time line will be posted here as they become available.
College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts
Applications are open for the 2013 College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. This program, now in its third year, will award five $3500 grants and one $5000 grant to programs that feature innovative approaches and exceptional practice in arts education for students in grades 6-12. These grants present a great opportunity for schools to sustain exemplary arts programs in the face of decreasing budgets, and to expand successful efforts into new areas. Full details, application instructions, and profiles of past winners can be found at https://artsaward.collegeboard.org/ . All applications must be submitted online by April 5, 2013, 11:59 PM EDT.
Application Period Open for 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program AwardsSubmitted by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, invites applications for the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.
The 12 award-winning programs this year will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the PCAH Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama, at a ceremony at the White House. The deadline for application submissions is Monday, February 4, 2013, 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit: http://www.nahyp.org/how-to-apply/ .
Update on National Arts Standards Revision
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) writing teams met in Reston, Virginia in June. The meeting featured a live video broadcast session entitled Embedding Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions and Cornerstone Assessments into the new Core Arts Standards. See the video at http://nccas.wikispaces.com/ where you can learn more about the details of the development of the standards document. Draft Standards are scheduled to be released this fall for comment before final revisions are made.
The academic information above includes National and New York State SAT Reasoning Test™ mean scores with breakdown by years of Arts study and course work. This information shows a general pattern that correlates more years of study in the arts with higher SAT scores.