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Designing Effective Assessment Practices



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Introduction 1:31

Philosophy of Assessment

The Role/Benefit of Assessment in the Art Classroom 8:51

Assessment as Student Feedback 5:17

Assessment Design to Support Program Values/Goals 4:49

Starting With Assessment Design

Choosing Assessment Criteria 4:36

Selecting an Assessment Tool 9:08

Aligning Assessments to Standards 5:19

Focusing on Feedback 4:52

Using Formatives to Support Summatives

Reviewing Formative and Summative Assessments 1:35

Designing Formative Assessments 9:12

Creating Formatives That Support Growth for the Summative 9:52

Examples: Formative Assessments That Scaffold 4:02

Building a Better Rubric

Designing a Rubric 5:08

Plug and Play Rubrics 2:56

Examples: The Rubric Writing Process 13:06

Authentic Assessment Through Growth Portfolios

Portfolios as Assessment 6:41

Portfolio Design 10:32

Understanding the Growth Portfolio Process 6:11

Examples: Growth Portfolios as Assessment 15:53

Designing Written Assessments

Quizzes and Final Exams 2:47

Characteristics of an Effective Assessment Item 3:43

Examples: Creating Rigorous Exam Questions 5:30


Conclusion 0:47

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Designing Effective Assessment Practices

4 PD Hours

  • 1 Identify and develop assessment tools that are aligned with standards, program, and personal teaching values.

  • 2 Integrate and plan a variety of formative assessment strategies to support summative goals and guide future learning and instruction.

  • 3 Develop a culture of learning through ongoing, timely, and appropriate student feedback.

Assessment can sometimes feel like a “dirty word” in art education. Art teachers understand its purpose in other subject areas, but it never seems to organically complement what is happening in the art room. As a result, assessment is often an afterthought in many art programs. But what if there was a better way? Join assessment expert Janet Taylor as she demystifies the art assessment cycle and explains manageable ways to design and integrate authentic assessment into your classroom routine.

Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

3. Assessment Design
A. Designs student assessments aligned to learning targets/goals
B. Develops various assessment strategies for classroom use
D. Analyzes qualitative and quantitative student assessment data to guide learning and instruction

4. Assessment Implementation
C. Design and deliver ongoing, timely feedback to students

Janet Taylor

Janet Taylor

High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator

Janet Taylor is a high school art teacher in the western suburbs of Chicago. She geeks out on developing choice-based curriculum and believes that by guiding students through their own creative process, they are empowered to create unique and meaningful artworks.


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