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The Arts

The fundamental way in which we experience our world and express ourselves is through the arts, and arts education develops essential skills and abilities for successful 21st century citizens. 

Oregon adopted new Arts standards in September 2015. Based on the National Core Arts Standards, they contain standards for five discrete disciplines, a glossary for each discipline and supporting materials for the standards.  

Standards-based education is the process of basic teaching, learning and assessment that focuses on national, state, and local educational standards. Academic Content Standards are statements of what students are expected to know and be able to do at specified grade levels.

The Arts Standards Documents


Visual Arts

Assessment Terms

Philosophical and Conceptual Foundations and Framework

The philosophical foundations and lifelong goals establish the basis for the new standards and illuminate artistic literacy by expressing the overarching common values and expectations for learning in arts education across the five arts disciplines. 


Research and support links, resources, Professional Organizations and websites for additional information.
Oregon Music Education Association - This document is based on national program standards that promote music education. It does not encompass all The Arts.

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