This strand invites you to learn about the nature of curriculum and assessment and its relevance in teaching and learning and student achievement in a variety of educational contexts.
plans and other tools
|Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning
report compiles seven major studies that provide new evidence of enhanced
learning and achievement when students are involved in a variety of arts
experiences. Available from the Arts Education Partnership.
|Comprehensive Arts Education Curriculum: Ohios Model Competency-Based Program
for download in PDF format
|Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework: The Practice of Creating
a philosophy of arts education, synthesizes current research, and sets
learning standards for students from PreK-12. The core concept of the
Arts Framework is that experience in the creative process is essential
for all learners.
|The National Standards for Arts Education
by the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations (National Dance
Association, National Art Education Association, Music Educators National
Conference, American Alliance for Theatre & Education) under the guidance
of the National Committee for Standards in the Arts, the National Standards
for Arts Education is a document which outlines basic arts learning outcomes
integral to the comprehensive K-12 education of every American student.
This site contains full text of the standards and a searchable database.
|Partnership for After School Education
issue on Arts in the Afterschool Context (PDF format)
|State Arts Standards
summaries of arts education standards and other policies
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