Standards & Assessment

Standards & Assessment

Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts
The Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts can be found at the link above. The standards are discipline specific – art, dance, music, theatre – and are mainly organized by skill articulation – beginning, intermediate, advanced and distinction.

Arizona Arts Education Standards are being revised
DRAFT 2015 Arizona Arts Standards – now open for your input!

Please find following links to DRAFT standards in each arts discipline, along with a survey for your feedback on the drafts. These drafts were released on Tuesday, March 24, and will be available for your review and input through Thursday, April 23rd.

Input can be given via the online survey (see links below), in person (see meeting schedule below), and via email, mail and fax.

DRAFT Standards Online Survey Link
2015 Arts Standards Introduction Preview the Survey Questions here
Dance Standards Survey
Media Arts Standards Survey
General Music Standards K-8 Survey
Music: Performing Ensemble Standards (High School) Survey
Music: Harmonizing Instrument (High School) Survey
Music: Music Theory and Composition Standards (High School) Survey
Music: Music Technology Standards (High School) Survey
Theatre Standards Survey
Visual Arts Standards Survey

Additional input:
• Email comments to: ArtsEd@azed.gov, Subject header: Arts Standard Review
• Fax comments to: (602) 364-0902 Attn: Arts Standards Review Committee
• Mail comments to: Lynn Tuttle, Arizona Department of Education, 1535 W. Jefferson Street #32, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Public Input Meetings
We welcome your input – utilizing the survey above, emailing us, FAXing us, or joining us in person for meetings in your community or virtually online. Please find below the meeting schedule and reservation link to participate in public review meetings for the DRAFT 2015 Arizona Arts Standards.

Date Time Location Registration
Monday, March 30 3:00 – 4:30 pm Goodyear Branch Library
14455 W. Van Buren Street, STE C101, Goodyear, AZ 85338
602.652.3000
Registration Link
Free to attend
Tuesday, April 7 3:30 – 5:00 pm Mesa Creative and Performing Arts Center
155 North Center Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201-6682
480.308.7350
Registration Link
Free to attend
Wednesday, April 15 4:00 – 5:30 pm Marshall Magnet Elementary School
850 N Bonito St
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928.773.4030
Registration Link
Free to attend
Thursday, April 16 4:00 pm Virtual Meeting – Webinar
Join us at your computer!
Upon completion of registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with login information to join the meeting.
Registration Link
You must register so we can send you the login information! Free to attend
Monday, April 20 5:00 pm Virtual Meeting – Webinar
Join us at your computer!
Upon completion of registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with login information to join the meeting.
Registration Link
You must register so we can send you the login information! Free to attend
Tuesday, April 21 4:00 pm Virtual Meeting – Webinar
Join us at your computer!
Upon completion of registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with login information to join the meeting.
Registration Link
You must register so we can send you the login information! Free to attend
Wednesday, April 22 3:30 – 5:00 pm Vail Middle School Library
5350 E. 16th Street
(off of Craycroft and between Broadway and 22nd St.)
Tucson, AZ 85711
520.584.5400
Registration Link
Free to attend

Revision Committee application form
While the Committee has been created, new members may be needed throughout the process. Please apply if you are interested and willing to serve – and thank you!

National Core Arts Standards
Released in June, new, national, voluntary arts education standards have been created by teachers across the states. To learn more about how the new standards were developed, and to trace their development, including background research and partnerships, click here.

Common Core and Arts Connections
The College Board has just released a study on the connections between the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics and the under revision National Arts Standards. Visit the report to learn how the arts can support the Common Core while remaining true to our artistic processes!

AZ Assessments in the Arts