Deemed an essential part of every child’s education, participation in the visual and performing arts broadens students’ understanding of the world, contributes to increased school and community engagement, and aids in positive social and emotional development. The current Maine Learning Results (MLR) for the visual and performing arts aim to provide students with a comprehensive arts education, and span four distinct disciplines: dance, music, theatre, and visual art.
Standards Review Process
(Fall)Commissioner gives approval to begin standards review process
(Fall)Public comment period and hearings on current content standards
(Winter)Steering Committee: A committee of content area experts who represent the cultural diversity found in Maine and a range of viewpoints as to the content of the standards is formed and tasked to: