The Ohio Department of Education encourages visual and performing arts educators to use the standards to help develop the creative imagination, skills and dispositions that students need in order to be challenged to discover and learn, prepared to pursue a fulfilling post-high school path and empowered to become a resilient lifelong learner who contributes to society.

Education in the Fine Arts is essential in developing the whole child. Our Content Standards and Model Curriculum address each of the following Learning Domains:

FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Instruction in the arts enhances the learning of literacy, numeracy and technology
WELL-ROUNDED CONTENT: Instruction in the arts expands students' understanding of the world around them
LEADERSHIP & REASONING: Instruction in the arts fosters design thinking, creativity and problem solving
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Instruction in the arts develops self-awareness, social awareness and relationship skills

Visual and Performing Arts Identification

Listed on this Web page are handbooks with procedures for identifying students who are gifted in the visual and performing arts. Arts specialists, gifted coordinators and all personnel who develop district identification procedures and are involved in the screening and identification of gifted children should read the handbooks.


Visual Arts Identification Handbook
Drama/Theatre Identification Handbook
Music Identification Handbook
Dance Identification Handbook 

AlivenArts is honored to be part of the 2019-2020 Fine Arts Gifted Assessment process. AlivenArts is collaborating with the  CPS Fine Arts Faculty in Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Art to identify, screen, and evaluate students in Grades K - 12 who exemplify and represent those students who are gifted in the arts and in accordance with the Ohio Department of Education