•   This is a common rubric that is used by all the WSS art teachers.  Your child will have assessments of their artwork from this rubric on the report card instead of a number or letter grade. 
     
    4 = Exceeds grade level standards
    3 = Proficiency in grade level standards
    2 = Approaching grade level standards 
    1 = Performing below grade level standards

    There are four categories that are assessed for each unit or project.

    1.Concepts: the knowledge the artist needs to understand to do the work. Examples might include knowing the parts of value, which design principle makes things stand out, how to show depth in a picture, why to use a basic shape to begin drawing, why artist convey messages.

    2. Skills: using the media and tools with accuracy in production.  Examples include shading, drawing with contour lines, mixing colors, assembling found objects.

    3. Planning and presentation:  the work done during the process of analyzing, problem solving, and synthesizing ideas before starting production of the final piece. Might include mounting and labeling finished artwork.

    4. Uniqueness/creativity: how well the artist can think outside the box and take risks while solving the artistic problem. Sometimes it includes listening and following specific directions during production.