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Re: Art Research


Date: Sat Mar 10 2001 - 05:51:46 PST

I use rubrics for both written projects as well as artwork for grades 5-8.
This is my first year teaching art and I have found that rubrics have
given me the backup needed when dealing with irate parents and
students.("How dare you give my child a "C"! He/she has always gotten an
"A" before you came!") I use a rubric generator found at This site has many useful tools. I
use the General Rubric, but there are others to choose from, specific to
subject. The General Rubric allows you to write in all your own
objectives. I do correct for spelling and grammatical errors on written
projects and also make written comments for things done very well in
addition to things needing correction. I feel the whole point of learning
such things as grammar and spelling is to be able to use them.Constructing
the rubric is a bit time consuming, but it definitely speeds up the
grading process. I still get grief from parents and students who disagree
with my evaluation, but in the end, part of the reason we're hired is to
evaluate. (Although it is definitely not my favorite part.)Good luck and I
hope this was of some help. Many thanks to all of you out there for the
wonderful advice and support you have provided me. I read the Getty
everyday and have used your ideas many, many times. You are the best
resource a beginning art teacher could hope for.Thanks again.