Valid & Comprehensive Assessment

Build and implement valid and comprehensive visual and performing arts assessment systems designed to promote reflective practice and data-driven planning in order to improve academic, linguistic, and socio-cultural outcomes for each specific group of students.

Overview of Principle 5: Valid and Comprehensive Assessment

Planning Tool for Principle 5: Valid and Comprehensive Assessment

Around the state of California, students and teachers, schools and communities, are rising to the challenge of creating high-quality arts education, often in very difficult circumstances. Below are some examples of valid and comprehensive assessment implemented in schools.

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Capistrano Unified School District – The MITRE Project

Program Descriptors: Traditional, charter, magnet Urban, suburban Elementary, middle, high school Dance, music, theatre, visual arts Standards-based curriculum District middle school visual arts teachers met monthly for three hours after school throughout a year to create a standards-based curriculum for...

Monson-Sultana

Program Descriptors: Traditional school Rural Elementary Music Standards-based curriculum Instructional methodology Funding In 1994, the new superintendent, Mr. Tom Giampietro, saw that the band program was less than satisfactory for this small school district. What it needed was a music...

Los Angeles Unified School District Arts Instructional Guide

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Program Descriptors: Traditional, charter, magnet Urban, suburban Elementary, middle, high school Dance, music, theatre, visual arts Standards-based curriculum The Arts Education Branch of LAUSD has completed a draft of their K-6 Arts Instructional Guides (AIG) and is piloting the guidelines...

Garfield Elementary School

Program Descriptors: Traditional Rural Elementary Dance, music, theatre, visual arts Standards-based curriculum Instructional methodology Student assessment Professional development Program administration Personnel Funding Partnerships and collaborations Garfield Elementary School is a rural, one-school district serving a total of 61 students in...

Thorner Elementary School

Program Descriptors: Magnet Urban Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts Standards-based Curriculum Instructional Methodology Student Assessment Professional Development Program Administration and Personnel Funding Partnerships and Collaborations Resources and Facilities Program Evaluation Thorner Elementary School’s curriculum is based upon the California Visual...

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