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ERIC Number: EJ1215016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Assessment in the Visual Arts: Challenges and Possibilities
Graham, Mark
Arts Education Policy Review, v120 n3 p175-183 2019
Assessment in art is notoriously difficult and is probably best approached with skepticism. Artistry is notoriously difficult to assess. Yet measures of student learning in art are needed for both advocacy and art education policy. Assessments, particularly large-scale assessments, influence funding and educational policy at all levels. This article explores some of the challenges of assessment in the visual arts and critically examines the Advanced Placement Studio Art Portfolio to illustrate how a product-oriented assessment might influence teaching and policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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