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Content Standards:
Fine Arts Standards Revision Process

The South Dakota standards revision timeline is adopted by the state Board of Education Standards for the purpose of reviewing standards in all content areas. The review process allows stakeholders to review current standards and make adjustments to the standards on a five- to seven-year year rotation. Review teams consist of representatives from K-12, including teachers and school administrators, and post-secondary, business, and industry.

Fine Arts Standards Review and Supporting Documents
Proposed Fine Arts Standards Submit Public Comments
Supplemental Document: 2015 Fine Arts Content Standards
Review Meetings
All meetings are virtual via Zoom
Table leads only: June 21, 2021 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT Meeting Notes
All workgroup members: July 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, and 19, 2021 from 9-12 CT
plus 3 hours of asynchronous independent/small group work after each meeting
July 7 Notes
July 9 Notes
July 12 Notes
July 14 Notes
July 16 Notes
July 19 Notes
Standards Revision and Adoption Timeline
Four Public Hearings
Approved by BOES
Capacity Building
Teach to Standards
Fine Arts 2021-2022 Spring 2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 No State Assessment
Fine Arts Standards Revision Workgroup Members *
Sydney Bitz, University of South Dakota
Christopher Bordeaux, Oceti Sakowin Education Consortium
Justin Brunick, Yankton School District
Linda Bruning, Teaching Artist in South Dakota Schools
Laura Cooper, Sioux Falls School District
George Dragoo, Rapid City Area Schools
Ali Dunbar, Sioux Falls School District
Vickie Fuller, Teaching Artist in South Dakota Schools
Cassondra Grogan, Madison Central School District
Tara Hahn, Spearfish School District
Melissa Hauschild-Mork, South Dakota State University
Jared Hulstine, Sioux Falls School District
Jaclyn Lange, Sioux Falls School District
Mary Lewis, Harrisburg School District
Chad Nelson, Brandon Valley School District / Augustana University
Kristopher Ohrlund, Sioux Falls School District
Boyd Perkins, Sioux Falls School District
Monica Pickard, Madison Central School District
Dave Sanderson, University of South Dakota
Paul Schilf, Popplers Music Inc.
Desy Schoenewies, Black Hills State University
Marica Shannon, Mitchell School District
Joni Smith, St. Mary Catholic Schools, Dell Rapids
Tiffany Straley, Aberdeen School District
Tracy Teerink, Sioux Falls School District
Jennifer Terwee, Brandon Valley School District
Andrew Travers, Sioux Falls School District
Shane Wuebben, Harrisburg School District
Jennifer Fowler, SD DOE, Office of Standards Learning and Leadership, Project Lead
Cari Kennedy, Technology & Innovation in Education (TIE), Project Facilitator

* Work group members served in an advisory role in preparing the proposed Fine Arts standards. The Department of Education is responsible for preparing the standards and submitting them to the Board of Education Standards for final approval.