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Re: grades w/o judgement

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Lauretta A. Hendricks-Backus (
Fri, 27 Mar 1998 17:29:58 -0600

Here in Kansas, We Grade with "S" satisfactory,"I" improvement shown and
"N" needs improvement, On these points, Learns basic art concept, Fine
motor skill development, Responsible use of materials, Level of effort and
Exercises self-control. There is no subjective judgement of beauty or
quality of a work. Yet this grading is incentive and backup for
appropriate behavior in the art room.


At 06:34 AM 3/26/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Ann Weaver wrote
>...childhood experience that still haunted her as an adult. She said her
>teacher always hung everyone's work, but that she put it up with the "good"
>stuff at the top. Her work was always hung at the bottom. Wow! Heavy stuff
>her to carry around for 20 years, thinking she was lacking artistically.
>...fourth grade teacher who told her
>she was not artistic, could not draw and gave here D's in Art on her report
>card. She has never gotten over it. I hope that I have not unconsciously
>done this to ANY CHILD.
>This is why I hate to grade art work. I try to grade only the student's
>progress but would rather just give them pats on the back instead of a
>Debbie Nicholas
>Linden-Kildare Jr. High
>102 N. Taylor
>Linden, TX 75563