ERIC Number: ED430897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Visual & Performing Arts: Proficiency Standards. PASS Project.
Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of Academic Affairs.
This document outlines the proficiencies in the visual and performing arts that students should demonstrate for admission to the Oregon University System (OUS) of institutions beginning in the Fall of 2004. The Proficiency-based Admission Standards System (PASS) has identified six proficiency areas and the performance criteria for determining proficiency. The first four proficiencies focus on the ability to understand, interpret, and appreciate the arts. The fifth represents ability to exhibit skill in one of the four disciplines of the arts: drama, visual arts, music, and dance. The last describes ability to analyze artistic works. Students from Oregon public high schools may demonstrate proficiency by: (1) meeting designated scores on local tests and (2) producing work that is compiled into collections of evidence. Teachers evaluate this body of work by comparing it with the standards. Only one level of performance is described since assessors make a single judgment that the student's work does or does or does not meet the standards for admission. The standards also may be used by teachers to plan instruction and assessment for high school art students. (MM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Art Education, Benchmarking, Competence, Dance Education, Drama, Fine Arts, High Schools, Higher Education, Music Education, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests, Prerequisites, Public Schools, State Standards, State Universities, Visual Arts
PASS Project, Oregon University System, Office of Academic Affairs, 1431 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR 97403-0175; Tel: 800-961-7277 (Toll Free); Web site: http://pass-ous.uoregon.edu/
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of Academic Affairs.