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As we look to changes in taking place across the nation, I would like to start a discussion about the forms of assessment used in your classrooms. What are your formative, summative, informal, and formal measurements of student growth? How are student portfolio’s used in your classroom and what role do they play in assessment?
In Tennessee, there is a student portfolio assessment system that is in its first year. Fine Arts educators finally have the opportunity of being evaluated on their students' growth rather than the total school's test scores in other subjects.
To learn more about the this system use this link http://team-tn.org/assets/educator-resources/TN_Arts_System-_Teachers_Guide_2_0_12_13.pdf that provides the current TDOE Fine Arts Growth Measures System Teacher’s Guide. Additional information can be found at www.tennesseeartsacademy.org.
What are you/your system using using?
What is your opinion about Tennessee's system?