1. I feel my students understand the grading scale (that you use).
Yes, when they pay attention!
2. I feel I have been given adequate training in assessment.
3. I feel grading in art is important.
Yes and no.. I have mixed feelings. I don't want to grade on a student's talent, but rather on effort, participation, following directions, understanding of concepts presented, etc.
4. I am confident in assessing my students' Art.
Sometimes I think so, but then I wonder if I grade too easily. I want every student to have a positive experience in art class and I don't want a grade to "turn a kid off" towards art. For example, my brother got a B in art in high school and decided not to take anymore art classes. He didn't want it to ruin his GPA (can you believe a "B" was bad for him?) . He made some really great clay vessels in that class and enjoyed it, but decided his grades were more important.
5. I feel I have enough time during my classes to effectively assess student understanding.
Yes, during class time I observe what the students are doing every step of the way to determine their final grades.
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