Tennessee Visual Art


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*These standards are the current State Standards. The New National and State standards were ratified and adopted in October of 2016. The 2017-2018 school year is the practice/planning year and time for textbook adoptions. The new state standards will be implemented in 2018-2019 school year.


View/Download the National Visual Arts and Media Arts Standards

  1. Go to http://nationalartsstandards.orgoffsite link
  2. Scroll to bottom of homepage, click on far left button 
  3. Drop down to Visual Arts or Media Arts
  4. Download the PDF 
  5. “Save as” to your computer 
  6. Print on ledger size paper Customize your own handbook! Scroll to bottom of homepage, click on far right button.




Why State and National Standards? 

Throughout the United States, each State Department of Education creates policy and sets education standards to provide guidelines and expectations for what students should know and be able to do throughout k-12 schooling in their state. While public schools are required to meet local and state standards, national standards are voluntary and used by some states to inform the development of their own state standards; other states adopt the national standards as their state standards. 

Our TN State Standards were ratified and adopted in October of 2016 following the release of the National Core Art Standards. The state standards will roll out during the 2017-2018 school year for planning and practice time. During this year, textbooks will be adopted. 2018-2019 will see the implementation of the new state standards. 

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