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Lesson Plans


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dbryan (
Mon, 23 Feb 1998 15:45:10 -0400

Our school system in Virginia has been writing rubrics for about four
years now. At first we had a very hard time, and then realized that
if we had that much trouble defining what made a piece of art good,
just think what the students were going through! Rubrics are
wonderful in that the student knows up front what teachers are looking
for, and as someone said, there is never an argument about a grade!
We continue to change wording to make them clear, and are all getting
two tons better at writing them. I would encourage all art and arts
teachers to use rubrics, because there really isn't anything right or
wrong in our areas, just good, bad, and ugly, and we all want the kids
to know what is acceptable....before they start to work, not after.