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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Kathleen McCrea
Sun, 25 Aug 1996 22:02:44 -0500
Our district has worked for the past year on creating new district wide
assesment tools in every subject area. We were required by the district
to create rubrics to be used primarily to compare student progress from
the beginning to the end of the year. The committee I worked on most
created a model for student projects. We call it the Art Progress
Rating Guide. We've divided it into the areas of Ideas and Content,
Creative Problem Solving, Organization (essentially formalistic
concerns), Technical Quality, and Visual Voice. Students should be able
to score a 3 on a scale from 1-5 by the end of the year. I feel this
has an artificial quality to it in many ways, but it has real advantages
in helping the parents, students, and public understand that there is a
common set of criteria that visually literate people value--even though
we may argue endlessly among ourselves.
If anyone has developed similar tools, I would be interested in seeing
them. Also, if anyone seriously wants to see what we've developed and
is willing to make suggestions, let me know.