Oregon Department of Education

The Arts - Standards

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Oregon adopted new Arts standards in September 2015. Based on the National Core Arts Standards, they contain standards for five discrete disciplines, a glossary for each discipline and supporting materials for the standards.

Standards-based education is the process of basic teaching, learning and assessment that focuses on national, state, and local educational standards. Academic Content Standards are statements of what students are expected to know and be able to do at specified grade levels.

ODE Standards Resources

  • Standards by Design
    Content standards define what all students should know and be able to do.
  • REAL News Connection
    Most recent Oregon Department of Education newsletters and subject area resources.

The Arts Standards Documents

Dance Standards

Media Arts



Visual Arts

Assessment Terms

  • Brian Putnam Email    (503) 947-5806
    District and School Effectiveness - Educator Effectiveness Specialist
  • Denise Brock eMail (503) 947-5794
    Arts, Information & Communication Education Specialist
    CTE Programs of Study