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NCCAS Writing Teams Convene to Take Next Steps Toward Standards Development

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Jun 19, 2012

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) writing teams (representing dance, media, arts, music, theatre, and visual arts) will convene in person for the first time this June to draft the Next Generation Arts Standards. The five teams are meeting in Reston, VA, June 19-22. They will gather, along with NCCAS Leadership, at the offices of the National Association for Music Education, the National Arts Education Association, and the College Board for a series of high-focus writing sessions in each of their disciplines.

NCCAS is committed to developing a next generation of voluntary, researched-based arts education standards that will build on the foundation created by the 1994 document (and the 2005 Standards for Learning and Teaching Dance in the Arts), support the 21st century needs of students and teachers, help ensure that all students are college and career ready, and affirm the place of arts education in a balanced core curriculum.

Guided by the current overarching organizing framework designed by the team chairs, the writing groups have been meeting virtually since January of 2012 to define what K-12 students know and can do in their arts areas. An updated version of the framework is planned for public release following the Reston meeting.

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