The California Department of Education (CDE) publications listed on this page are available from Educational Resources Catalog of CDE Press.
- Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California
Public Schools: Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2001.
A description of what every student should know and be able to do in the visual and performing arts, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. There are five strands: artistic perception; creative expression; historical and cultural context; aesthetic valuing; connections, relationships and applications.
- Arts Work: A Call for Arts Education for All California Students
Immediate and long-term action, to ensure that high-quality comprehensive and sequential arts programs, are offered to every student.
- The Results of the Arts Work Survey of California Public
An analysis of the responses of the Arts Work Questionnaire that describes the three main indicators of success found in good and excellent arts education programs
- Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public
Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2004
Provides the foundation for building comprehensive arts education programs for all students and provides guidance in the planning, delivery, and assessment of an effective arts education program at all levels. Connections between the arts disciplines and other core subjects are discussed. Describes the relevance of the arts in a comprehensive curriculum is highlighted.
- Literature for the Visual and Performing Arts: Kindergarten
Through Grade Twelve
An annotated list of resources in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.
- Arts Education Program Toolkit: A Visual and Performing Arts
Program Assessment Process
Provides school districts with a self-study and planning process for establishing quality standards-based arts education programs for all students. The process and continuum were developed by school districts participating in the Model Arts Program Network.
- Prelude to Performance Assessments in the Arts: K-12
Guidelines and examples of arts assessment are provided as well as a discussion of issues underlining performance assessment.