I am an educational researcher with the Northwest Regional
(NWREL). NWREL is a nonprofit institution whose mission is to
services for children, youth and adults in schools and communities
Northwest region. NWREL has developed an analytic traits assessment
model for the language arts.
Based on our traits model, my goal is to develop a flexible
assessment/instructional tool for the visual arts, that would
any curriculum including DBAE.
I am gathering information related to your experiences (the good, the
the ugly) with both formal and informal classroom art assessment. I
ask that you
respond freely to the following questions as they apply to your
1) Are you currently using an art assessment tool in your classroom?
If yes, please describe.
2) What assessment information is most valuable to you and your
3) Would a program of assessment that included a scoring rubric and
instructional strategies and materials (including books, videos,
slide banks, etc.)
be of interest to you?
4) Are you willing to share your art assessment experiences with the
we may directly respond to the needs of classroom teachers?
I thank you for taking the time to read my message - your comments
will guide my path.
Any information that you are willing to share with me is appreciated
and I will be certain
to respond in kind.
If you wish to contact me directly, please use the addresses and
telephone number listed
Ellen Jansen, Associate
Assessment and Evaluation
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
101 S. W. Main
Portland, Oregon 97204-3297
1-800-547-6339 Ext. 138