Integrating Arts Learning with the Common Core State Standards


This publication provides information related to the critical role that arts can play in implementing the Common Core State Standards. This publication explores many of the supports and structures needed to build creativity and innovation into the classroom. Using the lens of California County Superintendents Arts Initiative’s Core Principles, this publication highlights research and resources that can help all educations build rich and affirming learning environments and utilize challenging curriculum that empowers students to succeed.

Using the Guide

The California County Superintendents Arts Initiative is pleased to present these projects in support of providing all students with a comprehensive and standards-based arts education, pre-kindergarten through high school. The projects are grounded in the California County Superintendents Arts Initiative Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Vision and Core Principles focused on providing California students – from every culture, geographic region, and socioeconomic level – quality arts learning in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts as part of the core curriculum.  We thank our generous funders for their support. Open the toolbox to find resources that will help you to develop your own standards-based arts curriculum.