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New York State Learning Standards


The New York City and State Language Arts Learning Standards, and the Learning Standards For The Arts focus on what students should know in specific subject areas, and how they should apply and demonstrate that acquired knowledge.

Student work may be created and evalutated according to the Standards in various forms. Expected outcomes in Language Arts include reading literature and functional documents, and writing responses to literature, essays, letters, reports, and poetry.

In the Visual and Performing Arts, students are emersed in the arts and their accomplishments evaluated through resulting dramatic plays, song, dance, improvisation, role play, computer generated art, desktop publishing, murals, musical compositions, paintings, drawings, video, film, and scripts.


New York States Arts Learning Standards

Standard 1: Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts
Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts.

Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources
Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.

Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art
Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.

Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts
Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present societies.

For more information about the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts visit the New York State Education Department Website at