V.E406

Review Your Portfolio

Review Your Portfolio

Students will review their portfolios of work by going through a process of critique that leads them to selecting what they consider to be their most successful and least successful work.

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
  • Explanation of Selection (Strongest/Weakest)

    Student demonstrates the ability to apply the criteria of creativity, craftsmanship, composition, and communication of content in his or her writing.

  • Explanation of Composition and Design

    Student demonstrates the ability to self-critique and assess what makes work successful or unsuccessful.

  • Explanation of Knowledge Gained from Creation Process

    Student demonstrates the ability to explain with references what they have learned as a result of creating their selected artwork.

  • Explanation and Reasoning for Proposed Improvements of Weakest Artwork

    Student demonstrates the ability to explain with references what could be improved on their weakest artwork.

  • Use of Visual Vocabulary

    Student references art using a visual vocabulary.

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  • Student ineffectively explained what did and did not work in his or her selections, using the criteria of creativity, craftsmanship, composition, and communication of content in his or her writing.

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  • Student somewhat explained what did and did not work in his or her selections, using the criteria of creativity, craftsmanship, composition, and communication of content in his or her writing.

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  • Student adequately explained what did and did not work in his or her selections, using the criteria of creativity, craftsmanship, composition, and communication of content in his or her writing.

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  • Student effectively explained what did and did not work in his or her selections, using the criteria of creativity, craftsmanship, composition, and communication of content in his or her writing.

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  • Student ineffectively explained what they have learned as an artist during the creation process of their selected artworks without any examples.

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  • Student somewhat effectively explained what they have learned as an artist during the creation process of their selected artworks using few examples.

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  • Student adequately explained what they have learned as an artist during the creation process of their selected artworks using some examples.

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  • Student effectively explained what they have learned as an artist during the creation process of their selected artworks using many examples.

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