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K12 Arts Standards

Minnesota Standards for the Arts

On Monday, November 16, 2009, the Office of the Administrative Law Judge officially approved the revisions to the Minnesota Standards in the Arts. This approval culminated over two years of collaborative work by the Perpich Center for Arts Education and the Minnesota Department of Education.  In September of 2007, Alice Seagren, MN Commissioner of Education appointed a 22 member committee to begin work reviewing the existing standards for arts and provide suggestions for revision. That process was completed in June of 2008 and then moved on to the rule-making process that is administered by the Department of Education and the office of the Administrative Law Judge. That process was completed in November of 2009. The Standards are effective beginning with the 2010-2011 school year for all Minnesota students, Kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Please click on the following links to see the revised standards as well as a FAQ document and a glossary of terms for the standards. If you have questions regarding the standards please contact:

Pam Paulson
Phone: 763-297-4187
711 (TTY/TDD - MN Relay)


Minnesota Standards for Arts Education(2009)
FAQ on the Arts standards (2009)
Glossary for the Arts Standards (2009)