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List of Benchmarks for Visual Arts 
 Standard 2.Knows how to use structures (e.g., sensory qualities, organizational principles, expressive features) and functions of art
Topics1. Form and aesthetics; 2. Purpose and meaning of art; 3. Sensory characteristics and emotive response
   Level II (Grade K-4)
  Benchmark 1.Knows the differences among visual characteristics (e.g., color, texture) and purposes of art (e.g., to convey ideas)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  visual characteristics of art
B.  purpose of art
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows visual characteristics of art   
  2. Knows that color is a visual characteristic of art   
  3. Knows that texture is a visual characteristic of art   
  4. Knows that art has a purpose   
  5. Knows that one purpose of art is to convey ideas   

Citation Log: BD(AE,34;​IMI,11;​NE,80)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
A   CNAEA: National Standards for Arts Education
C   California Visual/Performing Arts Framework
F   France: Pre-Elementary School Program
H   McGraw-Hill: Pre-Kindergarten Standards: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning
HS   Head Start: Child Outcomes Framework
IA   International Baccalaureate: Art/Design
IM   International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Arts
M   MENC: The School Music Program
N   NAEP: Arts Education Assessment Framework
T   TEA: Texas Prekindergarten Curriculum Guidelines
U   United Kingdom: The review of the desirable outcomes for children’s learning
Z   New Zealand Ministry of Education: Early Childhood Curriculum

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Page number of the cited document