Formative Assessment

Creative Feedback Loop

Formative Assessment in the Arts

An Essential of Working and Thinking Like an Artist

All artists use formative assessment in their practice.  For most professional artists this is an internalized process honed through experience; for students it is a process that helps them learn to work and think like artists.

Educators help students define clear criteria for success, use protocols to engage students in giving and receiving feedback, and allow them to choose and make their own re­vi­sions.

Formative assessment is best practice in any class­room.  It is especially powerful in teaching in the arts because it is an essential part of the creative process and encourages every student’s artistic voice.

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