Primary Rubric Reference Card - Skill Development
Art and Art in Action

Please use this as a reference for understanding your child's progress in the areas listed below:
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O - Outstanding

S - Satisfactory

I - Improvement Shown

N - Needs Improvement

Self-expression and originality

Demonstrates advanced artistic expression and originality.
Demonstrates artistic expression and originality.
Is beginning to demonstrate artistic expression and originality.
Does not yet demonstrate artistic expression and originality.

Use of materials and resources

Always uses available materials and resources appropriately for excellent visual results. Usually uses available materials and resources appropriately for strong visual results. Is beginning to use available materials and resources appropriately for good visual results. Does not yet use available materials and resources appropriately.

Talking, thinking and writing about Art

Shows advanced understanding and appreciation of art exemplars through discussion and writing. Shows good understanding and appreciation of art exemplars through discussion and writing. Is beginning to show understanding and appreciation of art exemplars through discussion and writing. Does not yet show understanding and appreciation of art exemplars through discussion and writing.

Elements and Principals

Understands and uses advanced artistic concepts skillfully in relation to the elements and principals of art. Understands and uses multiple artistic concepts skillfully in relation to the elements and principals of art. Understands and uses limited artistic concepts skillfully in relation to the elements and principles of art. Has difficulty understanding and using artistic concepts skillfully in relation to the elements and principals of art.

Art Vocabulary

Has an advanced knowledge of artistic terms and vocabulary. Has a strong knowledge of artistic terms and vocabulary. Has a beginning knowledge of artistic terms and vocabulary. Has a limited knowledge of artistic terms and vocabulary.