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 aby 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