April 15, 2019
An Authentic Way to Show Student Growth in the Art Room

An Authentic Way to Show Student Growth in the Art Room

It’s easy to think showing growth in the art room in a meaningful way is difficult. After all, with an increasing emphasis on student learning objectives, many art teachers feel relegated to basic qualitative data. However, it is absolutely possible to show growth with an art-focused pre and post-test. Along with a rubric, this method allows students to see a visual representation of their growth beyond a change in score. Since I’ve started assessing in this way, showing students their artistic growth has become one of my favorite parts of my job. Let’s take a look at how you can use this simple method in your classroom. First, choose a project or skill you’re going to assess. When thinking about showing growth, it’s a good idea to choose a project you know has a solid set of skills you can assess, teach, and re-assess. In my opinion, one of the […]