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NYS Arts Standards Roadmap and Implementation Timeline

The Board of Regents adopted the second iteration of the New York State (NYS) Learning Standards for the Arts in September 2017, the result of a two-year statewide collaborative review and revision process. The 2017 NYS Learning Standards for the Arts fulfill the first steps in the NYS Statewide Strategic Plan for the Arts. They were founded on the National Core Arts Standards (NCCAS, 2014), and thoughtfully adapted to meet the specific needs and concerns of NYS arts educators and students.

The NYS Arts Standards Roadmap and Implementation Timeline has been designed to assist and support districts and educators with the transition to full implementation of the 2017 NYS Learning Standards for the Arts. The Roadmap provides a recommended plan spread out over five years; at the time of this publication, Phase II will soon begin statewide. The Roadmap highlights shared goals, objectives, and activities that support key stakeholders with the transition process. Major stakeholders include NYSED, the BOCES, local school districts, and more.

Based on ongoing needs assessment, districts are encouraged to tailor the recommended implementation activities to meet their specific district level needs during the transition process. Districts may be ahead or behind on various goals within the plan; but all should be moving forward towards full implementation by 2021-2022.

The Arts Standards Roadmap and Implementation Timeline