Parents should refer to the letter grade; E, S, or N, to determine if the student is meeting Art expectations.
E = Excellent
S = Satisfactory
N= Needs Improvement
For each assignment, there are specific criteria outlined in a rubric that students are expected to meet.
The rubric consist of these categories that the students is expected to achieve: Media, Technique, Process, Composition, and Craftsmanship.
For example, the students may be required to include a specific color scheme that we are learning about or content related to an artist or theme.
In addition, students are expected to complete assignments with good craftsmanship (neatly colored, no folded or torn pages, care in rendering subjects).
The majority of students will meet the basic expectations with few errors. These students receive an "S" for their grade. They have satisfied the art criteria.
A few students go beyond the requirements and display extraordinary creativity, sensitivity to the medium, or diligence in completing the assignment. These students receive an "E" for that assignment.
Students who refuse to try or abandon work before it is complete would receive an "N" and usually parents are notified that there is problem in art class.
The numerical scale below does not always accurately represent the achievement of most of the students.
Numerical percents or numbers in powerschool are not the student's grade.
The grades must be reported to PowerTeacher as numerical grades as noted in the following list:
59 and below= N
60-85 = S
86-100 = E.
Please contact me with any questions regarding a grade in art at firstname.lastname@example.org