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Re: Doing Grades(assessment)


From: menichino (menichino_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 18:29:17 PST

Hi Christine:
I teacher K-5 but only give grades on 2nd - 5th's work. I only grade on
occasional assignments that demonstrate specific observable skills (like
cutting, glueing, stitching, color mixing, measuring.....etc). The students
may have a rubric (like a checklist) to fill out depending on the
assignment. The average grade is put on a report card that gets sent home
twice a year. I felt that the report also needed some more information
about how the student works and so added the following to go along with the
letter grade: There is a place to mark off if the objective is achieved:
-- Expresses ideas and feelings using the language of art
-- Practices good craftsmanship, exhibits attention to detail
-- Engages in independent problem solving
-- Evaluates artwork thoughtfully
-- Shows respect toward other artists

Hope this helps --
Liz in rural NY
> On this same line I am being observed and evaluated this year
> and need a form of assessment for the elementary level. What do you all
> that is simple and effecient. Thanks for you help, AGAIN. Christine