Multiple Forms of Assessment

Assessment is an essential tool for teaching. To be effective, an educator needs to choose the correct kinds of assessment, fine tune them to their own expectations of their students, and implement them in ways that students can understand and respond to. 


Need a quick refresher on types of assessments and what they mean? Check this article out from edudemic. It features numerous types of assessments: what they assess, as well as graphs, tips, and how to implement those assessments in the classroom.

A report on effective student assessments in the arts from the The National Endowment for the Arts. It has direct data supporting different kinds of learning assessments within the classroom and their effectiveness. There are also examples of assessment tools for many forms of art. This is a long and thorough study, so it may be useful to use "search" within the document to jump directly your specific disciplines of interest.

A short article about visual arts assessment, and tips on implementing effective assessments in the classroom.

A quick guide on 10 successful, simple art assessments specialized for elementary art educators.

Not finding what you need? Maybe you want to go more in-depth? Then check out these other resource centers:

Edutopia is a bustling online community for teachers, where you can read (and even post) lessons, blogs, articles, and videos.

ARTSEDGE, developed by the prestigious Kennedy Center, offers a curated collection of arts-based lesson plans, blogs, articles, and journals.

Just in case you ever meet someone who questions the value of art education in an essential curriculum: ArtsEdSearch offers a growing collection of published scientific studies and research that support the many varied benefits of arts-based education.

From the IVLA: a broad selection of carefully chosen material in support of visual literacy for many pursuits: including, but not limited to, education.