V.E408

Self-Portrait as Food Sculpture Design

Self-Portrait as Food Sculpture Design

Students will create a design, i.e., a piece of 2-D art that will address the theme “self portrait as food.” Students are to be given a range of materials from which to choose.

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
  • Creative Process - Outcome

    Apply creative process individually to design unique solutions

  • Creative Process - Ideation

    Trial and error used; derives a number of solutions and engages in process of editing and revising in developing ideas

  • Reflection

    Able to reflect and articulate a conscious procedure for development of creative ideas.

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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • The student’s ideas lack creativity.
    Very few new ideas; re-hash of conventional thinking; ideas clichéd.
    No apparent personal voice.
    Unable to step out & take a risk.

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  • The student’s ideas are somewhat creative. Some new ideas are generated.
    A voice and style are present.
    Rarely takes a risk.

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  • The student’s ideas are creative. Recognizes conventional thinking & comes up with some alternatives.
    A clear and confident voice and style are present.
    Takes some risks.

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  • The student’s ideas are unusually creative. Recognizes conventional thinking & comes up with many alternatives.
    Voices ideas about important feelings and ways to highlight them in sophisticated ways.
    Takes risks in form, style, and/or content.

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  • Shows minimal investigation through design process. Outcome lacks significant evidence of consideration of multiple possibilities.

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  • Shows some investigation of some aspects of design through sketches or lists, revisions of ideas, flexibility of design.
    Outcomes are viable but lack evidence of consideration of range of aspects or possibilities for development of project.

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  • Shows significant investigation of some aspects of design through sketches or lists, revisions of ideas, flexibility of design. Multiple documents show involvement in purposeful decision process.

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  • Shows complete and thoughtful investigation of multiple aspects of design through multiple sketches or lists, revisions of ideas, flexibility of design. Multiple documents show involvement in SUSTAINED purposeful decision process.

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  • Very brief, unconsidered, or no answers provided. Shows minimal level of thoughtful written reflection on process.

    N/A at this time.
  • Does not answer all questions, or one or more answers are very brief and show lack of careful thought in correlating to artwork.

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  • Attempts to answer all 3 questions thoughtfully, not able to produce complete and fully-reasoned answers to all questions.

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  • Shows exemplary depth of thought in answering 3 questions:
    Q#1 considered multiple ideas
    Q#2 identifies clearly coherent use of symbols
    Q#3 able to describe rationale for methods

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