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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 work groups (as outlined in Section 160.154, RSMo) to review and possibly make recommendations for new Fine Arts learning expectations. Statute requires that a work group 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.  Work is scheduled to begin on December 11th with the workgroup’s first convening at the James C Kirkpatrick State Information Center, 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109, 12:30-4:30.

*Update: A public hearing on fine arts standards revision was held on January 9, 2018 in the Board of Education Meeting Room at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Leadership from  K-5 and 6-12 Committees were present to provide an update on their progress to the State School Board, answer questions from the Board, and hear comments from the public. The Committee will continue to meet throughout the rest of this year. The next public hearing will take place in Jefferson City on June 12, 2018.

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