21st Century Art Assessment
Measuring Student Learning in the Art Classroom
Formative Versus Summative: What should we and should we not assess?
Everything you could possibly want to know about National Core Arts Standards, but were afraid to ask!
At this site you will be able to download all of the National Core Arts Standards, examples of Model Cornerstone Assessments, as well as customize standards handbooks to your specific curriculum and assessment needs.
To download a PFD copy of the National Standards Unit Design Template, please follow this link. You will also find several other useful tools for lesson design on this site.
There is lots to consider in our work within the variety of education initiatives that we needs to implement. We need to keep it simple for starters. The above list can be used as an example as well as the National Core Arts Standards EUs & EQs.
Assessing Responding Processes
VoiceThread is a great tool to consider when you need to get at the thinking of students regarding their own artwork and the work of others via voice/video recording. It also yields an opportunity for building a portfolio of student(s) work.
These sample rubrics were designed to be the START of a rubric basis for your specific assessed student learning activity in create or respond. Feel free to adapt, or modify these rubrics to the specifics of your learning goals.
The Model Cornerstone Assessments are national models that are intended to map out the sophisticated work you do with students, the variety of learning goals that they are to achieve, and serve as a way to make visible the assessment processes.
The Orono curriculum map can assist you if you need a basis to start from as it has been built on top of work that originated in Northfield, refined by Burnsville, and then by Orono.