ERIC Number: ED341625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
In the Process: A Visual Arts Portfolio Assessment Pilot Project.
The California Art Education Association conducted a portfolio assessment pilot project to provide visual arts educators with examples of classroom practice to serve as a foundation for further development of performance/portfolio assessment. Key issues addressed during this project included the purposes of assessment portfolios for students and teachers and the selection of portfolio contents. A portfolio that is assessed regularly offers students the opportunity to learn about learning, engages them in self-reflection, and allows them to value both their own work and themselves as learners. Examples of selected portfolio artwork and students' written responses to those artworks are provided. Samples of surveys conducted with students (n=50) and teachers to discover how they feel about portfolio assessment also are documented. The results of the survey show that both students and teachers benefit from using assessment portfolios. (KM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Thinking, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Fine Arts, Formative Evaluation, Intermediate Grades, Learning Strategies, Portfolios (Background Materials), Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Visual Arts
California Art Education Association, 2257 Van Ufford Lane, Carmichael, CA 95608 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Art Education Association, Carmichael.
Identifiers: California; California Art Education Association