Grading Rubric for 2-D and 3-D Art Projects; Grades 6-8




Florida Art Education Association – Annual Student Adjudicated Exhibit
HOLISTIC RUBRIC FOR STANDARDS-BASED ASSESSMENT IN 2D & 3D VISUAL ARTS
(research based)


Grades 6-8 for 2D Art
Grades 6-8 for 3D Art


LEVEL 4
Award of
Excellence
Shows evidence of thinking and decision making
Effectively uses elements and principles
Shows effective control of media
Reveals self-direction and inspiration
Uses observation, imagination and/or personal
feelings
Work shows both depth and scope
Makes form(s) which vary in height, width and depth
Provides informative detail(s)
Shows variety in surface treatment(s) Shows variety in surfaces
Shows evidence of thought in developing form(s)
Shows excellent control of media
Uses excellent observation, imagination or personal expression



LEVEL 3
Award of
Excellence
Somes some evidence of thinking and decision-
making
Frequent use of elements and principles
Generally effective, in use or media
Shows some self-direction and inspiration
Generally employs observation, imagination
and/or personal feelings
Most work shows depth and scope
Makes form(s) that vary in height, width and depth
Provides informative detail(s) Provides some recognizable details
Shows some variety in surface treatment(s)
Shows some evidence of thought in developing form(s)
Shows effective control of media
Uses effective observation, imagination or personal expression
LEVEL 2
Award of
Merit

Sometimes uses elements and principles
Sometimes effectively uses media
Shows some self-direction and inspiration
Sometimes communicates
Shows some involvement in the work
Relies on copyrighted photographic resources but is
technically accomplised
Little or no use of elements and principles
Makes some variable dimension in form(s)
Shows few informative detail(s)
Shows little variety in surface treatment(s)
Shows little evidence of thought in developing form(s)
Shows moderate control of media
Uses moderate observation, imagination or personal expression
LEVEL 1
Award of
Emerging Artist
Little or no control of media
Little or no self-direction and inspiration
Little or no communication
Little or no involvement
Relies heavily on copyrighted photographic
resources

Makes form(s) which generally lack structure and
dimension
Makes forms with no informative detail(s)
Provides little or no variety in surface treatment(s)
Shows little or no thought in developing form(s)
Shows little or no control of media
Uses little or no observation, imagination or personal
expression