The Top 10 Reasons Why Art Assessment Matters.... 1. Program Evaluation: Know if your curriculum is working! 2. Program Saving: Lets face it, the arts are the first to be cut. Dont you want data to fight back and show WHY you should be saved? 3. Accountability: It makes you become more explicit about your teaching, making sure you are hitting the things that matter most. 4. Intimidating: Yes, you really put yourself out there when numbers are attached to YOUR teaching and YOUR students learning. 5. Risks: Obtaining data lets you take risks with your teaching and helps you grow as a teacher. 6. Teacher Reflection: Data shows a teacher EXACTLY what his or her students are not understanding. 7. Student Reflection: Data shows students and parents EXACTLY what studnets are learning 8. Pride: Having data to back your program gives you a sense of pride at what you have accomplished. 9. Innovative: There are so many schools that are not using arts assessments. Be proactive! 10. Lets Face It, our Kids Deserve it: Showing growth (through a variety of methods) is one way we are doing justice to our students and their learning. DATA DOES NOT HAVE TO MEAN TEST SCORES!!!
3 KEYS to a GOOD Art Assessment 1. Fast to take, Fast to Grade 2. Simple- Make it short and sweet 3. Relevant - Only assess the MOST IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
a true assessment allows a student to independently show you what they know. Creating a Balanced Assessment Performance Constructed Response Multiple Choice National Assessment of Educational Progress