The standards set expectations for what schools should teach in each of the areas.
The Nebraska Arts Council provided a $46,000 grant to the state Department of Education to develop the standards.
The standards set out broad concepts for each area and include specific requirements in grade units: kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade, ninth through 12th grade.
The fine arts standards have not been made a part of Rule 10, which state-accredited schools must follow. Math, reading, social studies and science are part of Rule 10.