COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
August 9, 2013
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Virginia Board of Education adopted revised Fine Arts Standards of Learning on June 27, 2013. The PDF and Word versions of the newly adopted fine arts standards are available on the Department of Education’s Web site at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/fine_arts/index.shtml.
Recognizing that curriculum alignment efforts require planning, time, staff development, and resources, the Department of Education’s goal for the implementation schedule allows teachers to begin, in the fall of 2013, to focus instruction on the content in the newly revised Fine Arts Standards of Learning.
School divisions should begin to:
For further information, please contact Cheryle C. Gardner, principal specialist of fine arts, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, by e-mail at Cherry.Gardner@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2881.