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ERIC Number: EJ1046694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Formative Assessment in the Visual Arts
Andrade, Heidi; Hefferen, Joanna; Palma, Maria
Art Education, v67 n1 p34-40 Jan 2014
Classroom assessment is a hot topic in K-12 education because of compelling evidence that assessment in the form of feedback is a powerful teaching and learning tool (Hattie & Timperley, 2007). Although formal evaluation has been anathema to many art specialists and teachers (Colwell, 2004), informal assessment in the form of feedback is not. As educators in other subjects have discovered, there are myriad ways in which assessment can not only measure and document student learning but also--and more importantly--actually promote learning (Andrade & Cizek, 2010). This article shares examples and briefly documents the work of art specialists in Brooklyn, New York, who have experimented with the latest assessment techniques in order to increase student engagement and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A