Demonstrator 2. Aligned and Rigorous Curriculum
An aligned and rigorous curriculum provides access to a common academic core for all students as defined by state and national standards.
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a) The Arts curriculum is fully aligned with local, state and national standards. It is described and outlined in a series of sequential and articulated curriculum guides/maps for each grade level or course in each arts discipline (dance, drama, music, visual arts).
b) The arts curriculum provides for the development of arts literacy. (dance, drama, music, visual arts).
c ) The arts curriculum intentionally provides meaningful opportunities for integration as cross-curricular connections are made.
d ) The arts curriculum intentionally addresses interrelationships among all four art forms.
e) The arts curriculum includes the study of representative and exemplary works of dance, music, theatre and visual arts from a variety of artists, cultural tradition and historical periods.
f) The school arts curriculum committee meets regularly and uses multiple indicators of student performance (e.g., local, state and national standards, student performance assessments, arts organization performance assessments from sanctioned events, student academic needs defined by other sources) to evaluate, monitor and make recommendations for any needed revisions in the arts curriculum.