Why the Face? Developing a Tableaux

Students will demonstrate emotional reactions to a variety of critical statements through tableaux. The process should be video recorded for scoring student performances. Students’ scores can be recorded on the MAEIA Classroom Score Summary provided on page 6 in the Teacher Booklet.

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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
  • Student tableaux clearly demonstrates emotional reactions by using appropriate facial expressions and body positions.

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  • Movement is not frozen. Student’s reactions are not clear or change during each part of the assessment.

    N/A at this time.
  • Movement is mostly frozen. Student demonstrates a few simple positive or negative emotions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Movement is frozen. Student demonstrates appropriate positive and negative emotions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Movement is frozen. Student demonstrates the appropriate positive and negative emotions in an extraordinary way.

    N/A at this time.
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