Maryland Visual Art Standards

  • Curriculum has been developed to encourage critical and analytical thinking and to develop 21st Century skills that make connections to both the student's own life and other Common Core subject areas. The visual arts curriculum encourages divergent thinking and creative exploration, which helps students make sense of our increasingly visual world.

    AACPS Visual Arts courses prepare learners as responsible members of society - self-directed learners, effective communicators, critical thinkers, and problem solvers - using curriculum designed from Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Visual Art Education standards. Outcomes are integrated throughout various disciplines with an emphasis on knowledge and vusual-enhancing skills.

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Visual Art Assessments

  • All AACPS Visual Art courses are based on a sequential art curriculum and are assessed with standards-based rubrics according to the AACPS grading standards by grade level. Self assessment, peer critiques, exit tickets, in process check-ins and other informal assessments may also be used to monitor student progress and growth.