Assessment in the Arts

Course 5538

Using the strategies from this course, you’ll ensure your students take away what you intended, and will develop a long-lasting, and meaningful, appreciation of the arts.

Applying traditional assessment to art instruction can pose challenges because what matters in the art classroom is: instilling a love of art, creativity, experimentation, and other things that can’t always be measured! The nature and diversity of art-based disciplines means assessments like multiple-choice tests and essays often can’t adequately measure student learning.

In this course, you will evaluate and create a variety of formative and summative art assessment strategies for your classroom. You’ll explore techniques for evaluating student performance based on your learning objectives, including journals, portfolios, and integrated performances. 

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What you will learn:

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Use prompts about assessment in the arts, to describe assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, including how the information relates to professional education practice and growth.
  • Explore the connection between supporting the arts, debunking common misconceptions about assessing artistic endeavors, and the role of assessment in the arts.
  • Distinguish the forms of assessment used in the classroom and how they differ from grading.
  • Apply various formative and summative assessment strategies in your classroom.
  • Integrate multiple forms of assessments into your teaching strategy.
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