Forty-one states now have instructional requirements for arts education at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, though only 17 states have policies on assessment in the subject, according to a new report by the Arts Education Partnership.
The partnership, a part of the Washington-based Council of Chief State School Officers, also finds that:
•Twenty-seven states now consider the arts a “core” or “academic” subject;
•Only one state—Iowa—has not established state standards in arts education for elementary and secondary levels; and,
About half of states require high school students to take art classes to graduate.
A version of this article appeared in the April 02, 2014 edition of Education Week as Arts Learning