V.T413

Analyze and Describe Artwork

Analyze and Describe Artwork

Students will use the four-step process of Observation/Description, Analysis, Interpretation, and Judgment to focus individually on the formal characteristics of a work of art. Teachers may decide to change works of art, but it is important for all students to use the same images.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.


This is an analytic rubric. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Description

  • Analysis

  • Interpretation

  • Judgment

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  • The student answered questions so that little to no knowledge is evident.

    Novice or beginning application of art vocabulary or critical thought is apparent in response.

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  • The student answered questions mostly in complete sentences with some knowledge evident.

    Emergent application of art vocabulary and critical thought are somewhat apparent in response.

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  • The student answered questions mostly in complete sentences with most knowledge evident.

    Proficient application of art vocabulary and critical thought are mostly apparent in response.

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  • The student answered questions in complete sentences with maximum knowledge evident.

    Master application of art vocabulary and critical thought apparent in response.

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  • The student answered questions so that little to no knowledge is evident.

    Novice or beginning application of art vocabulary or critical thought is apparent in response.

    View Exemplar
  • The student answered questions mostly in complete sentences with some knowledge evident.

    Emergent application of art vocabulary and critical thought are somewhat apparent in response.

    View Exemplar
  • The student answered questions mostly in complete sentences with most knowledge evident.

    Proficient application of art vocabulary and critical thought are mostly apparent in response.

    View Exemplars
    View Exemplars
  • The student answered questions in complete sentences with maximum knowledge evident.

    Master application of art vocabulary and critical thought apparent in response.

    View Exemplars
    View Exemplars
  • The student answered questions so that little to no knowledge is evident.

    Novice or beginning application of art vocabulary or critical thought is apparent in response.

    View Exemplar
  • The student answered questions mostly in complete sentences with some knowledge evident.

    Emergent application of art vocabulary and critical thought are somewhat apparent in response.

    View Exemplar
  • The student answered questions mostly in complete sentences with most knowledge evident.

    Proficient application of art vocabulary and critical thought are mostly apparent in response.

    View Exemplars
    View Exemplars
  • The student answered questions in complete sentences with maximum knowledge evident.

    Master application of art vocabulary and critical thought apparent in response.

    View Exemplars
    View Exemplars
  • The student answered questions so that little to no knowledge is evident.

    Novice or beginning application of art vocabulary or critical thought is apparent in response.

    View Exemplar
  • The student answered questions mostly in complete sentences with some knowledge evident.

    Emergent application of art vocabulary and critical thought are somewhat apparent in response.

    View Exemplar
  • The student answered questions mostly in complete sentences with most knowledge evident.

    Proficient application of art vocabulary and critical thought are mostly apparent in response.

    View Exemplars
    View Exemplars
  • The student answered questions in complete sentences with maximum knowledge evident.

    Master application of art vocabulary and critical thought apparent in response.

    View Exemplars
    View Exemplars
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