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RE: Grading Art

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From: Hillmer, Jan (hillmjan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 20 2002 - 04:35:08 PST


Jeannie, I have the same age group and do the same thing- tell them what
I am looking for when I grade. For the last couple months, I have also
started asking the students to tell me what I will be looking for when I
grade the project. I like this 'cause it helps me to know what the kids
are hearing from me.

Jan

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeannie Hess [mailto:jean1@dejazzd.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:19 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Grading Art

 I am looking
> for a better system for grading projects and figuring
> final grades for the elementary\\

I teach Elem art, K - 5.

I grade 3 - 5 only. I tell them half their grade is performance and
half is
the project grade itself. That gives kids who are not great a chance
for a
good grade because they work for it. Those kids inclined to fool around
have a reason to stay focused. As for the project grade, I always tell
them
what I am looking for when I grade them -- this varies with the goal of
the
lesson.

Jeannie in PA

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