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Ní Bhroin, Máire – National Art Education Association, 2021
As a visual arts educator in teacher education, the author is aware of the complexity of assessing art at the primary level. Most authorities recommend a formative style of assessment for art, but how can this work in practice in the primary classroom? This paper focuses on the perspectives and experiences of the child. It defines the…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Childrens Art, Student Evaluation
National Art Education Association, 2020
The arts disciplines (visual arts, music, theatre, and dance) merit and require formal study. Policy makers should support studies in the arts as core disciplines, as specified in the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)," the federal legislation that sets policy and appropriations for public education. The arts merit and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Graduation Requirements
Sickler-Voigt, Debrah C. – National Art Education Association, 2020
When first studying children's artistic development, many preservice teachers feel amazed as they learn students' artistic capabilities and see how students can thrive under the guidance of effective art educators. Teaching a standards-based art curriculum skillfully and with care requires art educators to be familiar with developmentally…
Descriptors: Child Development, Childrens Art, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Student Journals
Hu, Jun – National Art Education Association, 2020
Self-assessment is crucial to visual art learning. Firstly, because the art experience is personalized, any external assessment is insufficient and deficient; secondly, because an individual's creativity is inexhaustible, any acquired criteria of assessment are too static for an open-ended process that is multidirectional and with infinite…
Descriptors: Poetry, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Visual Arts, Art Education
Gates, Leslie – National Art Education Association, 2019
This paper provides a brief literature review related to art teacher candidate dispositions and offers an assessment model that engages candidates in collecting and analyzing evidence of their professional dispositions. Engaging teacher candidates in "assessment as learning" simultaneously serves as one model for assessing studio habits…
Descriptors: Personality, Preservice Teachers, Art Teachers, Art Education
Guenter, Cris – National Art Education Association, 2019
The teaching performance expectations and assignments that preservice art teachers currently address in field experiences and in their coursework are designed to help them meet the expectations of being a quality art educator in the 21st century. These assignments may be very different from the assignments that art educators had in their…
Descriptors: Data Use, Decision Making, Data Collection, Art Education
Tomhave, Roger D. – National Art Education Association, 2019
Educators in the visual arts and other disciplines have long been advocates for portfolio development and assessment strategies that showcase advanced high school students' highest levels of achievement as well as their longitudinal growth in authentic ways. At the time of this research study, Advanced Placement (AP) art teachers in three…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Portfolio Assessment, Advanced Placement Programs, Art Education
Meier, Mary Elizabeth – National Art Education Association, 2018
There is a shift occurring in the field of art education to empower students and teachers to design personalized, classroom-based assessments to support rich, complex, and unpredictable processes of learning in K-12 art (Beattie, 1997, 2006; Hafeli, 2001; Gates, 2017). In this paper, the author presents three recommendations for gathering…
Descriptors: Art Education, Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Alternative Assessment
Etheridge, Julie – National Art Education Association, 2018
Art teachers may find student assessment stressful when they fear that the rigid criteria might stifle creativity (Gruber & Hobbs, 2002), while others will see assessment as a valuable tool that sparks possibilities for future projects (Schönau, 2012). In September 2016, the author decided to focus for an entire year on developing new…
Descriptors: Art Education, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
Sabol, F. Robert – National Art Education Association, 2018
This White Paper provides a selection of some general principles of assessment or overarching ideas that may guide educators in selecting, developing, and implementing assessments of students' learning at all instructional levels or educational settings in which they are used. These principles represent a framework for understanding the nature of…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Educational Principles, Student Evaluation
Gates, Leslie – National Art Education Association, 2018
This White Paper offers a framework for art educators to evaluate the alignment of their assessment methods and goals/objectives for student learning. This effort is an attempt to develop "understandable guidelines" for classroom assessment, specifically attending to the issue of validity. Assessments are valid insofar as they produce…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Alignment (Education), Behavioral Objectives
Giobbia, Terese – National Art Education Association, 2018
Middle and secondary school students typically spend 9 hours a day on their smart devices (Barnwell, 2016). With this in mind, art teachers can contemplate strategies to leverage this vast usage of technology to drive positive results in the classroom. Exposing students to new and engaging art activities and materials is one way educators can…
Descriptors: Art Education, Middle School Students, Secondary School Students, Electronic Publishing
Sabol, F. Robert – National Art Education Association, 2018
The 1994 National Standards for Arts Education were succeeded by a new generation of standards published in 2014 by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS). This iteration of voluntary standards provided a new foundation for designing curriculum for visual arts education. The design of the standards utilized the curriculum model…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Student Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment
National Art Education Association, 2009
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is committed to ensuring that all students have access to a high quality, certified visual arts educator in every K-12 public school across the United States, recognizing that effective arts instruction is a core component of 21st-century education. "Professional Standards for Visual Arts…
Descriptors: Standards, Art Teachers, Visual Arts, Elementary Secondary Education
National Art Education Association, 1994
The "National Visual Arts Standards" form the basis for providing depth of knowledge and achievement in art for all students throughout their education and for developing effective art programs in all schools throughout the U.S. These standards offer one road map for competence and educational effectiveness, but without casting a mold into which…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Academic Standards, National Standards
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