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Fine Arts

Revised Missouri Arts Learning Standards 

April 18, 2019

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the Missouri State Board of Education approved new Grade Level Expectations in music, visual art, theater, and dance along with expectations in the new and rising discipline of media arts.

The New Missouri Arts Learning Expectations signal a big change for how teachers will approach teaching, curriculum and assessment in the arts. We have our work cut out for us. Professional development, and above all else, collaboration is in order as we embark on strategies to implement the new standards through creating, performing, responding and creating.

Return to this page often for updates on dates and locations for professional development opportunities in curriculum development and expectation implementation strategies beginning soon.  Meanwhile, to get an introduction summary to the new expectations and recommendations from the workgroups please read this Executive Summary Fine Arts Work Groups Grade-Level Expectations Revisions & Recommendations March 2019.

NEW Fine Arts Standards

Crosswalks

Fine Arts Standards - Comments 

Workgroup Process and Updates Archives

Former Fine Arts Standards

If you have any questions about the previous Missouri Fine Arts Learning Expectations or the process of standards review and revision in Missouri, please contact Tom Tobias, Arts Education Director.

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