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Lesson Plans

Re: state assessments

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 20:27:41 -0400

Interesting that you should bring this topic up right now. I am
preparing for a systemwide "Critique Day" on Friday, where our 78 art
teachers will come together at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary
Art, SECCA, and share the performance-based assessment visual art tasks
which were piloted this school year, K-12. These tasks were written 2
years ago through a state assessment reform initiative under our NC
Standards and Accountability Commission. We worked with an organization
out of Princeton, NJ, CLASS- Grant Wiggens and Everret Kline. The arts
became a component through an initiative of the NC Alliance of Arts
Education, through a grant of our NC Arts Council.
Our school system piloted 12 of the K-12 visual art tasks and we will
now write rubrics to accompany these. For our Critique Day we have also
invited in art professionals and professional artists from our community
to join in the dialogue. For instance we will have a figure/portrait
artist join in a group that piloted a self-portrait assessment task.
This whole process connects also to our Senior Project initiative, which
is also a part of this same state reform movement, but has been adopted
locally. I have been getting the day organized for the last week, and
will be excited to see it happen!

In Art & Life,
Betti L.
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