ERIC Number: ED483755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Visual Arts (9-12): Performance-Based Assessment. Course of Study.
Idaho State Department of Education
In response to a need for curricular support, the Idaho State Department of Education gathered teams of exemplary educators from throughout the state to write courses of study related to all subject areas within Idaho?s Achievement Standards. A need arose to assess areas not tested statewide in a performance-based manner. Teachers involved in writing the courses of study for the visual arts were asked to return and prepare an assessment based on the Idaho Humanities Achievement standards and the visual arts courses of study (Drawing, Painting, Ceramics/Sculpture). The Visual Arts Courses of Study cover content knowledge and skills in the areas of: Historical/Cultural Contexts; Critical Thinking; and Performance as these areas relate to beginning level visual arts. This document provides a framework to assist teachers in visual arts assessment as they prepare their students to meet Idaho?s Humanities Achievement Standards.
Descriptors: Humanities, Visual Arts, Art Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Curriculum Design, Student Evaluation, Critical Thinking, Cultural Context
Idaho Department of Education, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0027. Tel: 208-332-6949; Fax: 208-334-4664.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.