What are the National Arts Standards?
A process that guides educators in providing a unified quality arts education for students in Pre-K through high schoolRead More
View the New Model Cornerstone Assessments
These MCAs were created and piloted during the 2020-2021 school year, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.Read More
Arts ARE Education
Arts ARE Education (ARE) is a national campaign in support of arts education for all students, sponsored by the National Coalition for Arts Standards.Go
What is the status of state arts standards revision since 2014?
Explore arts standards revision progress across the nation.Learn More
Anchor Standard 1
Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard 2
Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard 3
Refine and complete artistic work.
Performing/ Presenting/ Producing
Anchor Standard 4
Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation.
Anchor Standard 5
Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.
Anchor Standard 6
Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Anchor Standard 7
Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Anchor Standard 8
Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Anchor Standard 9
Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Anchor Standard 10
Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Anchor Standard 11
Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.