Food Collage

Students will begin by answering four assessment questions. Students will then participate in a group discussion about three famous works of art. For the performance task, the students will begin by discussing the many kinds of food they have experienced in their lives. For their individual projects, each student will choose one food item containing multiple parts that he or she can depict as separate ingredients, using construction paper that will eventually be combined to create the finished food collage.

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.


  • Dimension
  • Creativity/Content

    Student chooses, plans, and creates a unique subject matter that relates to his or her personal experiences with food while clearly identifying each of the food’s important ingredients.

  • Craftsmanship

    Student finishes his or her artwork in an organized way that communicates and complements ideas.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Student does not identify plan and/or create a food item.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student identifies, plans, and creates a food item, but some parts are missing.

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  • Student identifies, plans, and creates a food item with multiple parts from his or her personal experience, with the important parts included.

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  • Student’s artwork is not complete, or did not follow assessment instructions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student’s artwork is not complete and/or is completed in a way that is distracting to the overall idea.

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  • Student’s artwork is finished; the parts are well thought out, in the correct order, in the correct colors, and make logical sense.

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