The official Arts Curriculum Framework 2019 has been approved. The new framework has been posted to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
At the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting on June 25, 2019, Associate Commissioner Ron Noble, lead writer of the revised framework Craig Waterman, and Arts Content Support Lead Dawn Benski presented a summary of the revised framework, which resulted in approval.
Currently a copy editor is finalizing the official document, which will be posted on the DOE website when complete. In the meantime, you can review the revised framework as submitted to the Board in late June for your planning purposes. MAEA has taken the proposed framework with tracked changes, and accepted them, creating this Word document. You will also find a PDF here.
If you have questions about the revised framework, please contact Dawn Benski, Arts Content Support Lead, Center for Instructional Support
MAEA President Laura Marotta shares some insights with Cara Berg Powers about the importance of the new Mass Arts Frameworks for Worcester and beyond. Read more at the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.
On February 12, 2019 the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the release of the draft 2019 Arts Curriculum Framework for public comment. It has been almost 20 years since the state’s arts standards were last revised in 1999, and the new draft makes several important changes. Specifically, it:
- Recognizes media arts as a discipline alongside dance, music, theatre, and visual arts;
- Utilizes a new organizational structure that
- Is consistent across disciplines, supporting integration,
- Integrates content from the 1999 framework’s Connections strand into the discipline-specific standards,
- Includes standards for artistic practice aligned to the National Core Arts Standards;Provides more detailed learning expectations, with two-year instead of four-year grade spans.
- Provides more detailed learning expectations, with two-year instead of four-year grade spans.
- Adds guiding principles focused on engaging students and ensuring exposure to wider range of cultures and styles.
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