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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.  

Update: December 6, 2018

On December 6th at 8:30 AM, leadership representatives from the Fine Arts Standards Workgroup presented their work to the Missouri State Board of Education. Click here to review their presentation and read the standards:  https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/FineArtsDec2018.pdf

A public comment period followed the presentation.

The proposed New Missouri Fine Arts Expectations are now available for public review and commentary. To read the Expectation and to submit a comment for review by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Standards Workgroup please click here: https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/curriculum/fine-arts/fine-arts-standards-comments

Comments will be accepted through January, 2019

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