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Re: grading art

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Sun, 28 Sep 1997 08:28:51 -0500

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I agree with RWilk85411
When I grade students to avoid the "I can't do as well as so-in-son
syndrome I have a rubric posted to let the student know what included items
get what. I grade them by that and also how well they individually improve
from assignment to assignment. I take this into consideraton when giving
interim grades or final grades. We are kidding ourselves if we think
everyone should be Picasso or Rembrandt when they walk out of the class. I
consider the individual along with how well they do with the rubric graded
We do have work to grade if we take the time to decipher and understand
each project's individual objectives and criteria. I truly believe a
child's talent should not be the deciding issue when grading art in a
public school setting where so many are dumped in. If you chose this idea
of having nothing to grade then you are sure to lose half of the class.
YOUR class could be the deciding factor as to whether a child finds himself
as an artist or not. So many have come to my class never experiencing
anything positive and for one moment have had the light turned on!!!!
Please CC RWilk85411's hate mail to me since I agree with them.

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