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’s K-12 Arts Education Academic Standards

The Arts Standards (approved May 2015) will replace the Arts Standards (approved June 2006). The 2015-16 school year will be a transition year, with full implementation of these standards during the 2016-17 school year.

Arts Standards
(Approved 6.26.06)

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