Indiana

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Not found in statute or code. 

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards The Foundations Indiana’s Early Learning Development Framework (2015)
Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards Indiana Fine Arts Standards (2012)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

Mandatory Curriculum: Each school corporation shall include in the school corporation’s curriculum the following studies: (5) Fine arts, including music and art. (20 Ind. Admin. Code 30-5-7)

School Accreditation - Elementary Curriculum: The elementary curriculum develops students’ knowledge and skills based on the academic standards in the following: (5) Visual arts and music. Through elective enrichment, the elementary curriculum develops students’ knowledge and skills based on the academic standards in the following: (1) Theater and dance. (511 Ind. Admin. Code 6.1-5-2.6)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle Mandatory Curriculum: Each school corporation shall include in the school corporation’s curriculum the following studies: (5) Fine arts, including music and art. (20 Ind. Admin. Code 30-5-7)

School Accreditation - Middle Level Curriculum: The middle level curriculum develops students’ knowledge and skills based on the academic standards in the following: (5) Visual arts and music. Through elective enrichment, the middle level curriculum develops students’ knowledge and skills based on the academic standards in the following: (1) Theater and dance. (511 Ind. Admin. Code 6.1-5-2.6)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School Mandatory Curriculum: Each school corporation shall include in the school corporation’s curriculum the following studies: (5) Fine arts, including music and art. (20 Ind. Admin. Code 30-5-7)

School Accreditation - High School Curriculum: The high school curriculum includes all courses and learning areas required by 511 Ind. Admin. Code 6-7 and 511 Ind. Admin. Code 6-7.1 [which includes fine arts]. (511 Ind. Admin. Code 6.1-5-4.5)
Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation Core 40 Diploma: 5 elective credits from World languages, Fine arts, or Career-technical. (511 Ind. Admin. Code 6-7.1-5)
Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation Required for State Accreditation: A school must meet the following accreditation requirements to be accorded full accreditation status: (1) Compliance with the following legal standards: (D) Curriculum offering requirements listed under 511 Ind. Admin. Code 6.1-5 [which includes visual arts and music]. (511 Ind. Admin. Code 6.1-1-4 and 511 Ind. Admin. Code 6.1-5)
Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers

Early Childhood Education Curriculum Requirements: To be eligible for the early childhood education school setting...the applicant must successfully meet the developmental and content standards by at least one (1) of the following requirements: (1) Completed a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher learning that includes the following: (B) A major or content area in education from an approved program that includes the following: (i) General education and subject matter concentration, including, but not limited to, the following: (EE) Arts courses designed to develop appreciation and skills in music and art [and] (ii) Professional education and pedagogy, including, but not limited to, the following: (MM) Teaching across all content areas of: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education/Health, Music, Visual Arts. (515 Ind. Admin. Code 8-1-4.1)

Elementary Education Curriculum Requirements: To be eligible for the elementary school setting...an applicant must successfully meet the developmental and content standards by at least one (1) of the following: (1) Completed a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher learning that includes the following: (B) A major or content area in education from an approved program that includes the following: (i) General education and subject matter concentration, including, but not limited to, the following: (EE) Arts courses designed to develop appreciation and skills in music and art. (515 Ind. Admin. Code 8-1-1.4)

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers

Fine Arts Practitioner Licenses: [Indicates] concentrations…for: (A) Fine Arts; Visual Arts; (B) Fine Arts; Vocal and General Music; (C) Fine Arts; Instrumental and General Music; (D) Fine Arts; Theater Arts; or (E) Fine Arts; Dance. (515 Ind. Admin. Code 8-1-22)

State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Arts Education Program: The purpose of this [program] is to: (1) encourage local schools to develop comprehensive plans to improve arts in education; (2) coordinate available resources in support of arts programs in order to provide arts experiences for all students; (3) provide assistance to local agencies in the development and implementation of comprehensive programs to improve instruction in the elementary and secondary schools; (4) develop a means by which schools and communities can collaborate in order to strengthen programs; (5) provide leadership training in the planning, execution, and evaluation of arts education programs; (6) assist local schools in the development of educational arts education programs; and (7) assist local schools in the training of educational staff, including specialists in all of the arts and general classroom teachers.  (20 Ind. Admin. Code 20-24)

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Not found in statute or code.

Links to Administrative Code

Indiana Administrative Code

Links to State Statutes

Indiana Code

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

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Date of Release/Publication

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Population or Sample

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Unit of Analysis (school or district)

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Response Rate to Survey

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Survey Report

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Date of Past Survey

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Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

1,041,369

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

17.4

Per Pupil Expenditures

$10,825

% High School Graduation Rate

77.2%

% High School Drop-out Rate

8.2%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

49.0%

% Minority Students

28.3%

% English Language Learners

5.0%

% Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

16.2%