The Wyoming Fine and Performing Arts Content and Performance Standards include the disciplines of Visual Arts, Dance, Music, and Theatre. These standards define what students should know and be able to do in their study of the arts. The Wyoming Department of Education is responsible for setting standards to guide teachers in understanding the critical components of arts instruction that will support the growth of students’ knowledge, skill, and interest in a particular arts discipline. The Wyoming Fine and Performing Arts Content and Performance Standards do not dictate methodology, instructional materials used, or how the material is delivered. Teachers ensure that students have the opportunity to achieve standards by using a variety of instructional strategies based on their students’ needs.