A large consortium of national arts organizations came together to devise new fine arts standards that have truly captured the foundations of drama in education. Check out the website if you are teaching drama–the site allows you to use the standards in the ways that work for you. The standards document/web presence is a wonderfully easy to use site.
This past fall, the Fine Arts faculty at Baker redesigned our progress reports by embedding the new National Core Arts Standards into a detailed skills section on the report card. What a difference I see in these new standards and in our new and improved progress reports. Finally we have art standards that are as nimble as our art.