The National Standards for Arts Education have been posted online by ArtsEdge at the Kennedy Center, In fact, ArtsEdge has posted all of the national Standards at their site, if you are looking for them. The National Arts Standards site is used regularly by my student teachers, graduate students, and the public school teachers with whom I work. This site is clear and organized. A Table of Contents, a Preface with Defining Terms, and Introduction (which I often use with my students to help them understand the rationale for arts education and national standards), and the actual standards themselves are all here. The Introduction portion also has a section on Context and Issues that addresses nine big topics such as Standards Incorporate Cultural Diversity and the Standards Provide a Foundation for Student Assessment. The information is very accessible and easy to locate.