New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
May 1996

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Visual And Performing Arts Standards And Progress Indicators
Standard 1.2:
All Students Will Refine Perceptual, Intellectual, Physical, And Technical Skills Through Creating Dance, Music, Theater, And/Or Visual Arts.

Descriptive Statement: Through an education in the arts, students enhance their perceptual, physical, and technical skills and learn that pertinent techniques and technologies apply to the successful completion of tasks. The development of sensory acuity (perceptual skills) enables students to perceive and acknowledge various viewpoints. Appropriate physical movements, dexterity, and rhythm pertain to such activities as brush strokes in painting, dance movement, fingering of musical instruments, etc.

Cumulative Progress Indicators

By the end of Grade 4, students:

1.

Demonstrate performance and participation skills by working and creating individually and with others.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 8, students:

2.

Demonstrate technical skills in dance, music, theater, or visual arts, appropriate to students' developmental level.

3.

Create, produce, or perform works of dance, music, theater, or visual arts, individually and with others.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 12, students:

4.

Demonstrate originality, technical skills, and artistic expression in the creation, production, and performance of dance, music, theater, or visual arts.

 

 

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