The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday, Oct., 9, 2015, to release draft Utah Core Arts Standards for a 90-day public review ending on January 15, 2016. Draft standards for grades K-12 have been written for the specific arts disciplines of Dance, Drama/Theatre, Music and Visual Arts. Draft standards for grades 6-12 have been written for Media Arts. The standards have each been written with four artistic strands:
Elementary draft standards are organized by grade level. Secondary draft standards are organized by art-form, level, and, in the case of music, by specialty.
The writing teams consisted of public and private arts educators, district arts coordinators and representatives from higher education. The writing teams used a number of resources in their work. The work of the writing teams was submitted to USBE who then requested revisions in some content and format. The draft standards reflect those revisions.
Core Standards Revision Feedback
You may provide online feedback at any time during the 90-day period.
Additionally, Utah State Office of Education staff will also host five public meetings to receive feedback on the proposed revisions to the fine arts standards. You are invited to attend and give your feedback in person. The meeting dates, times and places are:
October 27, 2015
November 3, 2015
250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City
November 17, 2015
2063 North 1200 East, North Logan
December 1, 2015
January 5, 2016
For more information, visit the Utah State Office of Education Fine Arts revision page.