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Visual & Performing Arts

Information that represents students, skills, knowledge, and abilities in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts that all students should be able to master from prekindergarten to grade 12.
Content Standards
All of the state content standards, including visual & performing arts. Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.
Curriculum Frameworks
Guidelines for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education that are developed by the Instructional Quality Commission.
Instructional Materials
Information and resources for instructional materials.
Professional Learning Information
Information for implementing and improving visual and performing arts programs including policies, professional learning, and funding opportunities.
Recommended Literature for Pre-K Through Grade 12
This searchable list of books supports, students, teachers, and parents in finding books that will engage readers of varying skill levels in history-social science, mathematics, science, visual and performing arts, as well as general literature.
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  • VAPA Focus Group Questions (added 10-Jul-2018)
    At each focus group meeting, the focus group members will address a set of questions regarding the content of the revised Visual and Performing Arts Framework for the California Public Schools.
  • VAPA Focus Group Meeting CDE (added 10-Jul-2018)
    Visual and Performing Arts Framework Focus Group Meeting at the Department of Education, August 30, 2018.
  • VAPA Focus Group Meeting Santa Clara (added 10-Jul-2018)
    Visual and Performing Arts Framework Focus Group Meeting in Santa Clara, California, August 22, 2018.
  • Focus Group Members (added 10-Jul-2018)
    This list of appointed focus group members and their local education agency affiliation is organized by meeting date.
  • VAPA Focus Group Meeting LA County (added 10-Jul-2018)
    Visual and Performing Arts Framework Focus Group Meeting at Los Angeles County of Education, September 12, 2018.