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> Grading in art has to be an art form in and of itself. The mechanics of how I
> do it has to be taught to the children as well.
> Amy and all,
This thread ( grading) has probably been addressed at some point. Sorry, I must
have missed it or was in la-la land. Probably the latter. Anyhow I grade very
similar to Amy with the addition of rubrics or guide sheets for the students to
check things as they go through the lessons.
Still in the back of my mind I wonder if I'm missing something or if they is a
better way. Grading was the one area I felt I needed more information on when I
started teaching. Even though I 've been at this for some years I feel I'm still
looking for the perfect method of grading.
What do most of you use- point systems, letter grades, percentages, symbols?
How do you handle due dates?
How do you modify grades for special ed. students ?
I'm just curious to what some of you are doing.
Remember just delete if you've been here, done that and just don't want to go
> Amy also wrote-
> This is the how I have come to do it over the years. When the lesson is
> presented students are made well aware of the expectations as I present the
> project and the guidelines. Within a project there is usually the-
> 1- the application of the medium
> 2- the concept being taught in the lesson
> I give several grades for the subject as well, so if some students do a great
> job on the drawing and concept of a project but their painting leaves
> something to be desired so they arent penalized for the entire project.
> For Example: We just did a Harvest Still Life Picture in oil pastels.
> My objectives for teaching the lesson was to emphasize Composition- focusing
> on filling the page, creating emphasis, etc...
> The students knew what grades they would recieve for the project-
> 1- Drawing (this may appear to be a subjective grade, but it is based on
> representing the still life objects correctly. Since students are drawing
> from real life, they know to ask the question- Am I "looking" at what I am
> 2- Oil Pastels-application and correct usage
> 3- Composition
> 4- Craftsmanship (always a grade)
> All 4 grades have equal weight in the grade book.
> I know this was a bit long winded- I just hope it was clear.
> Have a great day,
> PS- for anyone else using AOL- Do you find at times that you dont have the
> option to "Reply to All" and that hitting the reply button just takes you to
> the sender and not to the listserve?