- Hello all,
I appreciate the discussion and sharing of experiences/ideas regarding "Has anyone ever
failed an art student??...". I currently have self-evaluations that my middle school
students fill out upon completion of each of their big projects. They work well, and are a
lot like rubrics, but sometimes I'm wishing I had quicker method of going through things
and think that a rubric would be a great addition/change for me. Does anyone have any
hints, tips, or recommended websites for developing rubrics for art classes. OR is anyone
willing to send me a copy of an art rubric that they have developed and used successfully??
I would love to do some work on this over the summer months.
Enjoy your last weeks of school!
--- In email@example.com, Judith Stenger <mammamia2@...> wrote:
> I suggest a good rubric, specific to what you are looking for in each
> lesson. I include a self evaluation column and a teacher evaluation
> column. Kids bring their completed work to me at the computer, with
> their column filled in, and we go over the rubric together. They may
> go back and make improvements in the lower scoring categories as many
> times aw they want (usually at home) up to deadline. This avoids a
> lot of debate and whining, even though there is a subjective element
> in grading art. My rubrics always include the category "Studio
> Management," with descriptors regarding care of materials,
> equipment, art environment, and maintaining behavior which is
> conducive to the creative process. It doesn't solve all the
> problems, but it goes a long way in setting standards.
> Judy S
> On May 25, 2008, at 1:06 PM, beyondskyline wrote:
> > As yet, I have not. Grades tend to be at a B-, the lowest. But,
> > habitually destructive impact on the group, and "pointless" use and
> > abuse of art supplies tells me that a passing grade is inappropriate.
> > What does anyone out there think?
> > And, what about students that put there blinders on when assignments
> > are well-defined, and delve into "whatever," while some don't "have
> > problems". I realize that this is endemic to teaching Art, but would
> > like to know how an art teacher is supposed to hide disppointment in
> > student work, really now. I mean, really. The grade may be palatable,
> > but not in the interpersonal exchange.
> > Sharon
> > NJ
> Peace and Grace