Performance Assessment


At the end of kindergarten, most students will: At the end of grade 3, most students will: At the end of the elementary art program (Grade 6), most students will: At the end of the junior high/middle school art program, most students will: By the end of a four-year high school program, most students will:
Organize ideas from the environment (e.g., by using the five senses and identifying colors, textures, and forms) to identify ideas for compositions Identify principles such as emphasis, pattern, balance, proportion, and unity in artworks and consider them in identifying inspirations for artworks Identify art elements (e.g., color, texture, form, line, and space) and art principles (e.g., emphasis, pattern, and rhythm) and use them when planning and evaluating artworks Use art vocabulary to discuss visual environments and describe the process of selecting ideas, topics, and themes of artworks Use and understand an extensive vocabulary of one visual arts medium and use it to describe in detail the selection of ideas, topics, and themes of artworks
Draw shapes; combine more than two geometric forms in drawing and construction; draw persons; use a variety of art media, such as markers, crayons, paints, and clay Create artworks in more than one media using a variety of colors, forms, and lines Integrate ideas, feelings, and other information in artworks, using a variety of media Create two- and three-dimensional artworks after generating a variety of imaginative visual ideas, using media of choice Create artworks that investigate formal qualities of art and explore personal content, using selected media
Describe their artworks Express ideas about simple subjects, ideas, and stories in artwork Identify and compare stories and ideas in artworks Compare content in artworks from past, present, and world cultures; identify cultural dimensions and influences in artworks Evaluate artworks in terms of past influences and potential impact of the works on artists of the future
State preferences and rationales Share ideas about art; demonstrate respect for others’ opinions; explain reasons for preferences in personal artwork Identify ideas in artworks; interpret intent, ideas, and moods in original art work; justify personal preferences Make intellectual selections and decisions based on intent to construct or interpret meaning Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and plan strategies for future artistic development