These standards were created for art educators to implement into their everyday teaching. No matter what the grade level, these standards are incorporated throughout the curriculum to assure maximum learning and growth in students.
Learning Standards for the Arts: New York State
N.Y.S. Standard #1: (Creating and Performing in the Arts)
Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts.
N.Y.S Standard #2: (Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources)
Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.
N.Y.S Standard #3: (Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art)
Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought
N.Y.S Standard #4: (Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts)
Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.