Vermont

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Not found in statute or code.

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards Vermont Early Learning Standards (2015)
Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards National Core Arts Standards (2016)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary Courses of Study: The minimum course of study means learning experiences adapted to a pupil’s age and ability in the fields of: 6) The fine arts. (Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 906)

Series 2000 – Education Quality Standards 2120.5. Curriculum Content. Each supervisory union board shall ensure the written and delivered curriculum within their supervisory union is aligned with the standards approved by the State Board of Education. Each school shall enable students to engage annually in rigorous, relevant and comprehensive learning opportunities that allows them to demonstrate proficiency in f. artistic expression (including visual, media and performing arts)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle Courses of Study: The minimum course of study means learning experiences adapted to a pupil’s age and ability in the fields of: 6) The fine arts. (Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 906)

Series 2000 – Education Quality Standards 2120.5. Curriculum Content. Each supervisory union board shall ensure the written and delivered curriculum within their supervisory union is aligned with the standards approved by the State Board of Education. Each school shall enable students to engage annually in rigorous, relevant and comprehensive learning opportunities that allows them to demonstrate proficiency in f. artistic expression (including visual, media and performing arts)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School Courses of Study:  The minimum course of study means learning experiences adapted to a pupil’s age and ability in the fields of: 6) The fine arts. (Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 906) Series 2000 - Education Quality Standards 2120.5. Curriculum Content.  Each supervisory union board shall ensure the written and delivered curriculum within their supervisory union is aligned with the standards approved by the State Board of Education. Each school shall enable students to engage annually in rigorous, relevant and comprehensive learning opportunities that allows them to demonstrate proficiency in f. artistic expression (including visual, media and performing arts)
Arts Requirements for High School Graduation Series 2000 – Education Quality Standards 2120.7. Graduation Requirements. A student meets the requirements for graduation when the student demonstrates evidence of proficiency in the curriculum outlined in 2120.5, and completion of any other requirements specified by the local board of the school attended by the student
Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

Series 2000 – Education Quality Standards 2123.2. Development and Implementation of Local Comprehensive Assessment System. Each supervisory union shall develop, and each school shall implement, a local comprehensive assessment system that a. assesses the standards approved by the State Board of Education; b. employs a balance of assessment types, including but not limited to, teacher-or student designed assessments, portfolios, performances, exhibitions and projects; c. includes both formative and summative assessments; d. enables decisions to be made about student progression and graduation, including measuring proficiency-based learning; e. informs the development of Personalized Learning Plans and student support; f. provides data that informs decisions regarding instruction, professional learning, and educational resources and curriculum; and g. reflects strategies and goals outlined in the district’s Continuous Improvement Plan. The performance criteria of the assessment system shall be clear and be communicated to teachers, administrators, students, parents and other community members. Students and parents shall be informed at least annually regarding progress toward achieving the standards. This includes providing information in students’ native languages or otherwise accessible formats.

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers

Elementary Teachers: The educator understand: techniques for incorporating fine and performing arts as expressions of human emotion, culture, communication, and as vehicles for enhancing learning opportunities across the curriculum. (Vt. Code R. 5440-00)

Early Childhood Education Teachers must: Understands content knowledge and resources in academic disciplines: language and literacy; the arts – music, creative movement, dance, drama, visual arts; mathematics; science, physical activity, physical education, health and safety; and social studies. Know and uses the central concepts, inquiry tools, and structures of content areas or academic disciplines (Vt. Code R. 5440-36)

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers

Endorsements: Knowledge and performance standards for endorsements in Art (Vt. Code R. 5440-02), Dance (5440-38), Music (5440-12), and Theater Arts (5440-37).

State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Not found in statute or code.

Other State Arts Ed Policies FLEXIBLE PATHWAYS INITIATIVE (4) to provide students, beginning no later than in the seventh grade, with career development and postsecondary planning resources to ensure that they are able to take full advantage of the opportunities available within the flexible pathways to graduation and to achieve their career and postsecondary education and training goals. (Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, 23.2 § 941)
Links to Administrative Code Vermont State Board of Education Manual of Rules and Practices
Links to State Statutes Vermont Statutes

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

89,624

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

10.7

Per Pupil Expenditures

$17,303

% High School Graduation Rate

91.4%

% High School Drop-out Rate

3.2%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

39.0%

% Minority Students

8.06%

% English Language Learners

1.6%

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

15.5%