Great News Educators!
On June 16th, 2016 the Illinois Board of Education voted and unanimously approved the updated arts learning standards recommended by the Illinois Arts Learning Standards Initiative. (Fun fact: The arts learning standards have not been updated for almost 20 years!)
The new standards can be implemented immediately; the effective implementation and alignment for districts is 2017-2018.
Next Steps: The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules will review the standards for the approval process. In the meantime, make sure to visit the Illinois Arts Learning Standards Initiative website for reports, documents, and other resources.
Illinois Arts Learning Standards Initiative:
New Illinois Visual Arts Standards