V.E417

Arts Careers

Arts Careers

Students will each receive an arts- or design-related career title at random. They will have 20 minutes to do initial research about that career using the Internet, books, and/or periodicals. Then, in one-minute-long reports, they will describe the career to fellow students.

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
  • Art & Design Career Information Gathered On Index Card

  • One-Minute Speech to Report Career Information

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  • Three or fewer of the questions are answered according to information provided for the given career.

    Questions are answered without depth or completeness.

    Notes are incomplete and unorganized.

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  • Four of the questions are answered according to information provided for the given career.

    Questions are answered with little depth and completeness.

    Notes are mostly organized according to the checklist / questions.

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  • Five of the questions are answered according to information provided for the given career.

    Questions are answered with relative depth and completeness.

    Notes are organized according to the checklist / questions.

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  • All six questions are answered accurately according to information provided for the given career.

    Questions are answered with depth and completeness.

    Notes are complete and organized according to the checklist / questions.

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  • The student did not present an informal one-minute speech.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student presented a one-minute speech to the class or a small group. The student presented little of the information gathered according to the checklist/ questions in order to demonstrate his or her career exploration and partial understanding.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student presented a one-minute speech to the class or a small group. The student presented most of the information gathered according to the checklist/ questions in order to demonstrate his or her career exploration and adequate understanding.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student presented a one-minute speech to the class or a small group. The student presented all the information gathered according to the checklist/ questions in order to demonstrate his or her career exploration and understanding.

    N/A at this time.
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