10.55.1101 COMMUNICATION ARTS PROGRAM DELIVERY STANDARDS
(1) In general, a basic program in communication arts shall:
(a) meet the following conditions:
(i) promote literacy and language excellence in the spoken, written, and visual form; and
(ii) make available a variety of print and non-print materials encompassing fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary works, and diverse perspectives including Montana American Indian works.
(b) include the following practices:
(i) integrate reading, literature, writing, speaking, listening, and media literacy with a balanced approach supported by current research and/or based on best practices in the field of communication arts;
(ii) emphasize multiple strategies and artistic forms to teach the conventions, demands, and responsibilities of language;
(iii) emphasize writing as a process;
(iv) provide opportunities for informal and formal speaking and listening;
(v) offer experiences in viewing, creating, and critically evaluating different types of media; and
(vi) encourage co-curricular offerings in drama, speech, debate, journalism, literary publications, and other related activities.
History: Sec. 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, Sec. 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 342, Eff. 7/1/89; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 953, Eff. 6/8/01.