Middle School Art Standards

Middle school students will work toward mastering the following standards:

Standard 1: Creating in Art

Performance Indicators:

  • Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
  • Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
  • Revise, refine, and complete artistic work.

Standard 2: Presenting in Art

Performance Indicators:

  • Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
  • Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
  • Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

Standard 3: Responding in Art

Performance Indicators:

  • Perceive and analyze artistic work.
  • Construct meaningful interpretations of artistic work.
  • Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

Standard 4: Connecting in Art

Performance Indicators: 

  • Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
  • Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.

Adapted from: Illinois Arts Learning Standards, http://ials-dev.sitedev.space/

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