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Fine Arts

Fine Arts Standards Review and Possible Revision

At its February, 2017 meeting, the Missouri State School Board authorized the convening of workgroups (as outlined in Section 160.154, RSMo) to review and possibly make recommendations for new Fine Arts learning expectations. Statute requires that a workgroup consisting of 16 K-5 educators and 17 6-12 educators be assembled to review the existing standards.

At its October, 2017 meeting, the State Board finalized its approval of the workgroup committee membership.  

Fine Arts Standards Revision Update:

On September 10,  2018, representatives of the Fine Arts Work Groups met to continue progress on the development of the Missouri Fine Arts Learning Standards. The work focused on finishing the crosswalks between the new Visual Arts, Music and Theater standards and the previously adopted Grade Level Expectations, creating glossaries, and supplemental assessment examples.  

The workgroups have two more scheduled work days:

  • October 19, 2018, 9:00-3:30, Harry S. Truman Building, Room 750
  • November 5, 2018, 9:00-3:30, Harry S. Truman Building, Room 493

If you have any questions about the existing Missouri Fine Arts Learning Expectations or the process of standards review and revision in Missouri, please contact Tom Tobias—Arts Education Director, tom.tobias@dese.mo.gov


Current Fine Arts Standards

Music: PDF | Word | Excel
Theater: PDF | Word | Excel
Visual Arts: PDF | Word | Excel 


Tom Tobias | Arts Education Director | Office of College and Career Readiness
Phone: 573-751-9610 | Fax: 573-526-0812 |  tom.tobias@dese.mo.gov