Wisconsin

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Core academic subject means English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, music, art, theatre, dance, history, and geography. (Wis. Admin. Code PI § 34.01 16m)

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (2013)
Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards Wisconsin Model Academic Standards (2000)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

The school district board shall provide instruction in health, physical education, art and music as follows: (3) Art instruction shall be provided in accordance with a written comprehensive art curriculum which is based upon concepts developed through sensory awareness, aesthetic discrimination and skill development in the creation of art and the knowledge of human art heritage. Art instruction shall be provided for all pupils in grades kindergarten through 6 and shall be performed by or under the direction of a licensed art teacher. Art instruction shall be available to all pupils in grades 7 through 12 and shall be taught by a licensed art teacher. (4) Music instruction shall be provided in accordance with a written comprehensive music curriculum including developmental experiences involving singing, playing instruments, listening, movement, creative expression and music reading. Music instruction shall be provided for all pupils in grades kindergarten through 6 and shall be performed by or under the direction of a licensed music teacher. Music instruction including general music, vocal music and instrumental music shall be available to all pupils in grades 7 through 12 and shall be taught by a licensed music teacher. (Wis. Admin. Code PI § 8.01(2)(j))

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle

The school district board shall provide instruction in health, physical education, art and music as follows: (3) Art instruction shall be provided in accordance with a written comprehensive art curriculum which is based upon concepts developed through sensory awareness, aesthetic discrimination and skill development in the creation of art and the knowledge of human art heritage. Art instruction shall be provided for all pupils in grades kindergarten through 6 and shall be performed by or under the direction of a licensed art teacher. Art instruction shall be available to all pupils in grades 7 through 12 and shall be taught by a licensed art teacher. (4) Music instruction shall be provided in accordance with a written comprehensive music curriculum including developmental experiences involving singing, playing instruments, listening, movement, creative expression and music reading. Music instruction shall be provided for all pupils in grades kindergarten through 6 and shall be performed by or under the direction of a licensed music teacher. Music instruction including general music, vocal music and instrumental music shall be available to all pupils in grades 7 through 12 and shall be taught by a licensed music teacher. (Wis. Admin. Code PI § 8.01(2)(j))

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School

The school district board shall provide instruction in health, physical education, art and music as follows: (3) Art instruction shall be provided in accordance with a written comprehensive art curriculum which is based upon concepts developed through sensory awareness, aesthetic discrimination and skill development in the creation of art and the knowledge of human art heritage. Art instruction shall be provided for all pupils in grades kindergarten through 6 and shall be performed by or under the direction of a licensed art teacher. Art instruction shall be available to all pupils in grades 7 through 12 and shall be taught by a licensed art teacher. (4) Music instruction shall be provided in accordance with a written comprehensive music curriculum including developmental experiences involving singing, playing instruments, listening, movement, creative expression and music reading. Music instruction shall be provided for all pupils in grades kindergarten through 6 and shall be performed by or under the direction of a licensed music teacher. Music instruction including general music, vocal music and instrumental music shall be available to all pupils in grades 7 through 12 and shall be taught by a licensed music teacher. (Wis. Admin. Code PI § 8.01(2)(j))

Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation School District Standards: Each school district shall meet all of the school district standards [which include instructional requirements for art and music]. (Wis. Admin. Code PI § 8.01)
Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers

Teacher Education Program Approval and Licenses--Conceptual Framework: Each school, college or department must have a written conceptual framework that complies with PI 34.06 1. The conceptual framework will be well defined, articulated, and defensible and must include all of the following: (7) A general education program that demonstrates student knowledge and understanding of all of the following for initial classroom teaching licenses, including: (c) Fine arts. (Wis. Admin. Code PI § 34.15)

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers

Teaching Categories: To qualify for an initial license in art, dance, music, or theatre, an applicant shall complete a program that incorporates the model academic standards for [that arts discipline]. (Wis. Admin. Code PI § 34.30)

State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Not found in statute or code.

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Not found in statute or code.

Links to Administrative Code

Wisconsin Administrative Code

Links to State Statutes

Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

2006-2008

Date of Release/Publication

2008

Population or Sample

Population

Unit of Analysis (school or district)

District

Response Rate to Survey

100% response rate. Secondary data collection via the state education agency.

Survey Report

Arts Education in Wisconsin Public Schools: A Preliminary Review

Date of Past Survey

Not found

Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

872,436

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

15.2

Per Pupil Expenditures

$11,979

% High School Graduation Rate

91.1%

% High School Drop-out Rate

4.8%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

41.4%

% Minority Students

26.9%

% English Language Learners

5.0%

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

14.1%