Grading and Performance Feedback
Visual Arts Grading
For the 19/20 school year, students in grades 6-8 will receive a grade in visual arts with exception to students who are enrolled in art enrichment classes. Students’ grades in art will serve the purpose of providing feedback to parents and students on their performance in art
The majority of learning in art is project based. Each project is composed of a variety of learning objectives that align with visual arts standards. Art projects will be assessed through the use of a rubric. Each category of the rubric will align with the learning objectives for that particular project. Student’s grades will also be composed of scores that they receive from written assessments. Written assessments will generally cover art related concepts and vocabulary.
In art, it is important for students to be a part of the evaluation process. From time to time, students will also get the opportunity to self assess their artwork using a rubric. Self assessment is a valuable component to a student’s growth because it allows them to reflect on their personal performance.
Below I have included a grading scale for grades and a sample project rubric.
Exceeding Performance Expectations:
Student consistently demonstrates an understanding and application of content and concepts.
Above Performance Expectations:
Student demonstrates above a proficient level in understanding and application of content and concepts.
Meeting Performance Expectations:
Student is proficient at demonstrating an understanding and application of content and concepts.
Below Performance Expectations:
Student demonstrates partial understanding of concepts. Students will benefit from more exposure or practice to demonstrate proficiency.
Failing to Meet Performance Expectations: Student is consistently failing to demonstrate understanding and application of content and concepts.