• How is my child graded in art?
    It is important to know and understand that everyone is an artist!

    Below are the assessment descriptors and an explanation of the assessment you will find on your student's report card. 
    The assessment descriptors on the report card are:
    4-(E) Exceeds Standard
    3-(M) Meets Standard
    2-(P) Progressing to Standard
    1-(B) Below Standard
    Each art exploration involves a defined set of skills.  Individual assessments for each product are based on a rubric. Students are made aware of the individual expectations through daily project goals statements and other methods of instruction and assessment throughout the production of the artwork.  The report card grade indicates a summary for all the skills taught within that quarter.
    4 - (E) Exceeds Standard                                                   
    Your child consistently takes the lesson skill(s) and goes creatively further in their expression. A mastery of skills, concept and/or media has been demonstrated.
    The student is able to independently demonstrate and describe:
    • All Skills
    • A Level of Risk-taking/Personal Challenge
    • Excellent Craftsmanship
    • High Level of Personal Aesthetics (artistic sensibility & decision-making)
    • An Ability to Accept, Apply and Interpret Constructive Criticism from Teacher, Peers & Self
    3 - (M) Meets Standard                                                     
    Your child is able to demonstrate the lesson skill(s). An understanding of skills, concept and/or media is being demonstrated.
    The student is able to independently demonstrate and/or describe:
    • Most Skills Independently
    • Good Craftsmanship
    • A Knowledge of Personal Aesthetics (artistic sensibility & decision-making)
    • An Ability to Accept and Apply Constructive Criticism from Teacher & Peers
    2 - (P) Progressing to Standard                                             
    Your child is able to demonstrate the lesson skill(s) but needed instructional support to complete some or all of the desire skill(s).
    The student (with support) is able to demonstrate or describe:
    • All or Most Skills
    • Developing Craftsmanship
    • A Developing Knowledge of Aesthetics (artistic sensibility & decision-making)
    • An Ability to Accept Constructive Criticism from Teacher or Peers

    1 - (B) Below Standard                                         

    Your child is not yet able to demonstrate the lesson skill(s) with significant instructional support; the skill(s) require further practice.
    The student (with support) is not able to demonstrate or describe:
    • Most Skills
    • A Concern of Craftsmanship
    • A Knowledge of Aesthetics (artistic sensibility & decision-making)
    • An Ability to Accept Constructive Criticism

     

    For individual assignments you may see:

    X = Not assessed                                                             
    Your child was not assessed on or exempt from this particular skill.  This may be due to an absence or an altering of the lesson assignment due to other circumstances.  If you have a question, please contact the teacher.
    Z = Not Completed                                                           
    Your child refused to complete the assignment independently or with instructional support and will receive a zero.