ERIC Number: ED462341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools: Prekindergarten through Grade Twelve--Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts.
O'Malley, Ed, Ed.
The arts convey knowledge and meaning not learned through the study of other subjects. Study of the arts employs a form of thinking and a way of understanding based on human judgment, invention, and imagination. This publication represents a strong consensus on the skills, knowledge, and abilities in dance, music, theater, and visual arts that all students should be able to master at each grade levels, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, in California public schools. The standards were built on the components of arts education contained in the "Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California," which was adopted in 1996. The strands and standards in this publication describe the content that students need to master by the end of each grade level or cluster of grades (grades 9 through 12 at the proficient and advanced levels). For each arts discipline the content standards are grouped under five visual and performing arts strands: artistic perception; creative expression; historical and cultural context; aesthetic valuing; and connections, relations, and applications. At each grade level, pre-kindergarten through grade eight, content standards are specified for each strand. For students in grades 9 through 12, the proficient level of achievement can be attained at the end of one year of high school study within an arts discipline after the student has attained the achievement level required of all students in grade eight. The publication is organized according to the four arts disciplines: dance, music, theater, and visual arts. A glossary of key terms is provided at the end of the standards for each of the arts. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Dance, Elementary Secondary Education, Music, Preschool Education, Public Schools, State Standards, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
California Department of Education (CDE), 721 Capitol Mall, P.O. Box 944272, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-657-2451. For full text: http://www.cde.ca.gov/board/pdf/vpall.pdf.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California