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ERIC Number: ED614807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul-31
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Assess What Matters Most: Recommendations for Gathering Information about Student Learning. Section I: Assessment in Art Education--Building Knowledge. Assessment White Papers for Art Education
Meier, Mary Elizabeth
National Art Education Association
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 information about student learning using qualitative assessment principles and approaches. By orienting to qualitative assessment approaches, teachers can exert confidence in developing tools to gather information about student learning in ways that expand beyond numerical data. The author advocates for qualitative assessments for use by teachers and students in K-12 classroom art studios who are working together to build a culture of creative idea development, in which students are engaged in individualized and cooperative research as part of the process of making and responding to works of art. Assessment White Papers for Art Education is a collection of essays that teach about current and established assessment practices and theories, and how they are relevant to all of the National Art Education Association's membership. This series offers a starting point for NAEA members--across all levels--as well as parents, administrators, and the general public to understand assessments' applications to art education.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Administrators; Community
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Art Education Association
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A