Grading and Assessments in Visual Art
~The purpose of any assignment/assessment is to determine what students have learned. Students will track their growth on the IB Criteria A, B, C, and D.
~If students would like to improve his or her score on almost any assignment, they can use the feedback written on the assignment rubric, or they can ask Mrs. White what they can do to improve their score, if they are unsure. Assignments can be improved upon and re-submitted in a timely manner.
~Below, please find types of assignments that students in grades 6-8 will be completing throughout each semester. The list is not limited to these items, but these assignments represent the majority of assignments that will be given. The information on this webpage is a guide. You can find the answers to these questions below:
~What type of assignment is being given?
~Where will students spend time on this assignment?
~Which Rubric(s) is/are used to grade the assignment?
~How many points is the assignment worth?
~What is the weight in the gradebook for this assignment and why?
~How often will students turn in this type of assessment?
~At home (or in class if time permits)
~Worth 10 points each, then converted to a one-time score out of 100 points (using the IB Rubric Score Conversion Chart below)
~Weighted x.0 on each individual assignment (the 100 point score is weighted x.5 because it was homework)
~Every 2 weeks
~In-class Projects and Assignments
~Primarily in the classroom
~IB Rubric A, B, C, or D (or B, C, and D if it is an end of unit assignment)
~Worth 100 points for each IB rubric used to grade the assignment
~Weighted x1 (or weighted x.5 if 3 Rubrics are used for the assignment)
~In-class Assignments using Rubric A (Usually Research-or Inquiry-Based)
~Primarily in class
~Worth 100 points
~Approximately once a quarter
~End of Semester Test (Level 1) OR End of Year Test (Levels 2 and 3)
~In class (may require studying outside of class)
~Usually worth 100 points (Rubric A)
~Weighted x1 because some studying is required outside of class
~0-2 times a semester
~100 points (Every day an assignment is late, 5 points will be deducted from the timeliness grade for the quarter. If, at the end of the quarter, students have one or more in-class assignments that were not turned in, the Timeliness score will become a 60)
~Once a quarter