Model K-8 and High School Arts Assessments — Field Test
Developed By and For Arts Educators
The Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment (MAEIA) Model K-12 Arts Assessments are being developed by Michigan arts educators under the direction of the Michigan Assessment Consortium (MAC), with support from Data Recognition Corporation and commissioned by the Michigan Department of Education.
These are curriculum-embedded performance tasks and events. They are to be used throughout instruction. They are based on MI Arts Standards (2011) and informed by the recently revised National Arts Standards (2014). They are organized around the three strands that make up the Creative Process: Create, Perform and Respond. When complete, a catalogue of over 300 performance assessments K-12, across 4 arts disciplines, (dance, theatre, music and visual arts) will be made available to MI educators for voluntary use. Field testers will have access to the entire inventory once they are field-testing. General public waits until final publication.
Quality K-8 Arts Assessments
For assessments to be of quality – they must meet certain criteria – including undergoing field-testing. K-8 arts educators are needed to field test a catalogue of nearly 200 K-8 performance tasks and events, between October 2015 – April 2016. Interested educators register NOW. Educators select a modest number of performance assessments to “try-out;” selections are based on the teacher’s existing curriculum and embedded in their instructional plans.
K-8 Get Involved Now
To register for the K-8 Field Test use this Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5P3NV5N
Quality High School Arts Assessments
For assessments to be of quality – they must meet certain criteria – including undergoing field-testing. High School arts educators are needed to field test select performance tasks and events that did not undergo sufficient field-testing during the 2014-15 academic year. There are many tasks and events to choose from that still require a “try-out” between October 2015 – April 2016. Interested educators register NOW. Educators select a modest number of performance assessments to “try-out;” selections are based on the teacher’s existing curriculum and embedded in their instructional plans.
High School Get Involved Now
To register for the High School Field Test use this Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HS2015-16
When you register – we follow up – the Registration Survey is Step 1!
- A one day briefing in September (6 dates and locations to choose from – mark your preference on the Field Test Registration Form)
- SCHECH credit available
- Online ordering of assessments
- Prepaid copying (including prompt material – illustrations, music selections) you designate # of students
- Prepaid shipping, flash drive for recorded work
- Guidance to administer and reflect/provide your feedback
- Informative newsletters and webinars about best practices in arts assessment
Your Questions Answered
Using these measures in educator effectiveness or as part of classroom grading practices – is possible – guidance about do’s and don’ts is provided. An FAQ about field-testing is found on the K-8 Field Test MAC web page. And for High School the High School Field Test MAC web page. the High School Field Test MAC web page.
Watch any of these short videos
to obtain a quick overview of the resources being developed as part of the MAEIA project.
For more information about MAEIA go to: http://www.michiganassessmentconsortium.org/maeia
Hope you will join us; your participation strengthens your discipline and elevates the Arts!
Kathryn Dewsbury-White, Ph.D.
MAEIA Project Director
President/CEO MI Assessment Consortium
Comment from a Michigan Music Teacher who Field-tested MAEIA HS Performance Tasks & Events 2014-15
“I recently had the opportunity to field test the Music Event on Self Evaluation. The directions were clear, the rubrics were easy to follow and the students were fully engaged in the activity. I even stretched the parameters of the field test by giving it to 140 middle school orchestra students this morning…with remarkable results! The structure of the event allowed the younger students just enough guidance to produce thoughtful, detailed critique/analysis of their own performance.” Catherine DePentu