Arts Curriculum Framework

The Arts Curriculum Framework provides guidance around the implementation of the National Core Arts Standards (NCAS), particularly as it relates to the design and use of curriculum materials, instruction, and assessment. 

The frameworks streamline a vertical application of standards and assessment in the five arts disciplines of dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts within Tier 1 of a Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS), increase opportunities for all students, including multilingual learners and differently-abled, to meaningfully engage in grade-level work and tasks, and ultimately support educators and families in making decisions that prioritize the student experience. These uses of the curriculum frameworks align with RIDE’s overarching commitment to ensuring all students have access to high-quality curriculum and instruction that prepares students to meet their postsecondary goals. 

PDF version of the Arts Curriculum Frameworks is available for download.

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