Superintendent’s Memo #005-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

January 10, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  2013 Visual Arts Standards of Learning K-12 Correlation to Core Academic Standards of Learning

The Department of Education recently revised the 2006 Visual Arts Standards of Learning K-12 Correlation To Core Academic Standards of Learning to reflect the changes for alignment to the 2013 Visual Arts Standards of Learning that were adopted by the Board on June 27, 2013.  The field was invited to review and to submit comment from October through December 2013.  Submitted comments were positive and supported the proposed revisions.  The resource document is designed to serve as a guide for correlation of the core academic Standards of Learning with visual arts instruction, curriculum development, and professional development opportunities.  The approved documents can be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/fine_arts/index.shtml.

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.

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