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“I used this assessment model with my Art History section which is comprised of students in grade levels 10 – 11. Using this assessment model allowed me to clearly see where students were needing to become more proficient at the interpretation of artwork. I thought that some parts of the wording of the test were a little unclear and caused some confusion for my students. For example, it states “After completing research, pull together your ideas and create an original artwork that depicts your American historical event. Your artwork should be created in a style that is influenced by the artistic style of your selected American artist.” The rubric states that the artist should be connected to the event. It mentions that the artist should be connected with the event, but in some parts of the booklet it simply states that they are working within the style of the American artist; “Today you are going to complete two preliminary sketches for an artwork that represents your selected event from American history in the style of your chosen American artist.” I believe this was a little confusing for my students. Students were able to select an event, however, their American artist they selected might not have dealt with the event within their artwork. Overall, this was a good experience for my students and helps me understand where they still need to develop proficiency.”