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Many experienced art teachers are able to evaluate consistently, fairly,
and informatively without the aid of grading scales such as those that follow.
These are provided as another resource, for studio teachers to use, adapt,
or modify to fit their own curricular needs.

 

"Grading Procedures"Example:
  •  Sketchbooks are due at the beginning of class on the assigned day. (Sometimes you can get them graded during the class!)
  • The minimum time investment expected is one hour.
  • Sketchbooks are evaluated with the chart which follows. Categories are adjusted each week to match the learning objective in the assignment.
  • Late sketchbooks are accepted on Thursdays (10 points off), on Mondays (30 points off), and on Tuesdays (40 points off). Late work is scored zero on Wednesday. Sketchbooks are not kept for grading on Fridays.
  • When a student is absent on the grading day, the sketchbook is due the first day back. That is the only grace day. If the assignment is not available on the first day back, all late grades apply on the later days.

Grading Chart #1:
Each of five categories is worth up to 20 points.
The categories are added together to reach a total score.
Grading scales like these allow grading on an individual basis,
and at each student's own level and progression. Any student can excel.

 Grading Categories

 Category Scores (1-20 points)
Following Directions: Listens without interruption during explanation of assignment. Takes time to understand and follow directions to insure success of assignment.

1-20
Craftsmanship: Works neatly and carefully, paying attention to details.

1-20
Effort: Puts in effort beyond the bare minimum required to complete an assignment. Makes reasonable attempt to meet deadlines.

1-20

(variable: according to learning objective of assignment)

Preparedness: Brings necessary supplies to class. Gathers work forlder, materials and supplies at the beginning of class.
- - -----or------ - -
Color: Well planned and carefully applied according to instructions
- - -----or------ - -
Value: Shows a full range of value, with consistent application.

1-20

(variable: according to learning objective of assignment)

Daily Work Habits: Works consistently and quietly; gathers necessary material early and gets to work. Stays in seat at desk to work. Clean-up at appropriate time.
- - -----or------ - -
Composition: Page is filled, balanced, avoiding symmetry, large inactive negative spaces, and tangents.

1-20

minus late deduction

 

 Total Score at Right

Sum of above scores

Grading Chart #2:
Sketchbook Evaluation
Each of four categories is worth up to 25 points.

 Grading Categories

 Category Scores (1-20 points)
Fulfilled all points of assignment

1-25
Used entire page

1-25
Page is well designed / interesting composition

1-25
Time and effort (1 & 1/2 hours) is evident in craftsmanship and detail.

1-25

 minus late deduction

 

 Total score:

sum of above

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