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UA Evaluation

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Ann Heineman (aheinema-state.edu)
Mon, 15 Nov 1999 08:32:29 +0100


Dear ArtsEdNet Folks, Monday morning

Here is info on evaluation strategies for my school district.

We special area teachers(art, music and phys ed)evaluate 4 times a year,
after each 9 weeks grading period. Each student gets an effort check plus
several checks in performance areas.

Despriptors--for performance, K-5

Excellent(E)--Independently completes high quality work using required
knowledge and skills based upon expectations at this time.
Successful(S)--Successfully meets current grade level expectations
independently most of the time.
Progressing(P)--Progressing toward required grade level expectations
Needs Support/Assistance (N)
Blank--Not evaluated at this time

Effort
1.--tries consistenlly
2.--tries most of the time
3.--tries some of the time
4.--puts forth little effort
Blank--No evaluated at this time

First nine week period
Kindergarten not evaluated. All others get effort check plus
performance check for "Listens and follows directions."

Second, Third and Fourth grading periods
All students get an effort check plus performance checks in the
following areas according to grade level:

Kindergarten
Capably uses art materials/processes
Expresses ideas through art media
Uses appropriate art vocabulary
Uses time/materials wisely
Listens and follows directions

Grades 1-2
Capably uses art materials/processes
Expresses ideas through art media
Demonstrates an understanding of art history
Discusses artwork of the past and present
Uses time/materials wisely
Listens and follows directions

Grade 3 (the same as 1-2)
Capably uses art materials/processes
Expresses ideas through art media
Demonstrates an understanding of art history
Discusses art work of the past and present
Uses time/materials wisely
Listens and follows directions

Grades 4-5
Uses art tools, ideas and processes skillfully
Uses materials and ideas inventively
Demonstrates knowledge/appreciation of art history
Discusses and writes about artwork of the past and present
Uses time/materials wisely
Listens and follows directions

All these check lists are done on 5 layers of carbon paper (with our
signatures!) and must be passed around among the 6 special area teachers
who work at my school. Rumor has it that we will be doing these from a
computer program next year, since our district has established a common
file server for all buildings.

Our district curriculum follows DBAE and State of Ohio curriculum standards
for the visual arts and we believe the evaluation criteria should reflect
these guidlines. However, all this evaluating times 350 plus students gets
a bit overwhelming!

At my school I have 16 classes, 6 classes a day. My travelling colleague
has 3 classes, which she sees on two afternoons in our multipurpose room.(a
multipurpose joke)

Kindergarten--30 minutes a week
Grade 1-2-3, two 35 minute classes a week
Grade 4-5, two 40 minute classes a week

The art teachers in the other buildings (which have large, functional art
rooms) have their classes once a week for the full 70 or 80 minutes. My
room was converted from a classroom ( yes, I have done the "cart the art"
with no water routine over the course of my long career)and lacks any
storage space. We are really cramped. I call it the rat cage. I choose to
have the double sessions because it works for me.
Must get off to school

Bye Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus

Ann Heineman.....aheinema-state.edu
Greensview School....Upper Arlington City Schools
(614)487-5050 ... Voice Mail 487-6456 Box 522
aheineman-arlington.k12.oh.us

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