Statewide Strategic Plan
for the Arts
As the State develops a comprehensive approach to the revitalization of arts education in New York, we are sharing a DRAFT Statewide Strategic Plan for the Arts. This Statewide Strategic Plan for the Arts will serve as a planning and implementation guide to support the advancement and adoption of the revised New York State P-12 Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual and Media Arts Learning Standards. The mission of the Statewide Strategic Plan for the Arts can be realized only if all Arts educators and other stakeholders are involved in supporting its implementation.
Please review the draft Strategic Plan and complete the survey. This survey will be available until October 1, 2016. Your survey responses will be used to revise the draft plan and guide our steps in the revision of arts standards and guidance materials. We thank you for your participation and look forward to your comments.
Revision of the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts
The adoption of new standards signifies New York State’s understanding that the Arts are essential for a well-rounded complete education and also contribute to raising overall student achievement. The five statewide arts standards steering committees have assembled over the summer to discuss the NCAS and to consider the implications surrounding adoption of the NCAS in New York State. Each discipline team used crosswalks to come to consensus about alignment, first of the anchor standards, then the discipline specific performance standards. Any changes agreed upon are accompanied by a clear rationale and impact statement supporting those changes. The teams are creating New York State at-a-glance versions as well as an implementation guide for administrators and guidance counselors. Draft standards will be released in a survey for public comment later this fall.
Standards Implementation Time Table
|2016-17||Spring Roll out of new standards|
|2017-18||Transition to new standards|
|2018-19||Implementation of New Standards|