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Standards Based Grading

New State Art Standards + MYP Criteria

Art State Standards

Middle Years Program (MYP) Criteria

Foundations 5.A.1.1

Create Collectively or individually apply inquiry methods of observation and research to investigate an idea Explore and plan themes, ideas, concepts or styles in preparation for an artwork Synthesize visual literacy strategies and conceptual intent to create artwork for a specific purpose. Balance freedom and ethical responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment during art making Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, revise and refine works of art to improve one’s original intent

Present Evaluate, select, and apply methods or processes appropriate to display artwork in a specific place, including an artist statement Analyze, critique, and justify artwork in an artist statement for a collection or portfolio presentation Analyze relationships between artists, artwork, and audience for impact of presentation

Respond construct multiple interpretations of an artwork Evaluate the impact of an artwork to influence ideas, feelings and behaviors of specific audiences When encountering artwork(s) synthesize one’s own evaluation of artwork with a different evaluation of the same artwork(s).

Connect Synthesize knowledge of social, cultural, historical, and personal life with art making approaches to create meaningful works of art. Appraise the impact of art, an artist, or a group of artists on the beliefs, values and behaviors of a society

Criteria A: Knowing and understanding

i. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the art form studied, including concepts, processes, and the use of  subject-specific terminology

ii. demonstrate an understanding of the role of the art form in original or displaced contexts

iii. use acquired knowledge to purposefully inform artistic decisions in the process of creating artwork.

Criteria B: Developing skills
i. demonstrate the acquisition and development of the skills and techniques of the art form studied
ii. demonstrate the application of skills and techniques to create,
perform and/or present art.

Criteria C: Thinking creatively
i. develop a feasible, clear, imaginative and coherent artistic intention
ii. demonstrate a range and depth of creative-thinking behaviors. iii. demonstrate the exploration of ideas to shape artistic intention
through to a point of realization.

Criteria D: Responding
i. construct meaning and transfer learning to new settings
ii. create an artistic response which intends to reflect or impact on
the world around them
iii. critique the artwork of self and others.