Visual Arts/Media Technology Assessment

Total 100%

Knowledge (Assignments) Grade - 33%

Work Ethics (Daily) Grade – 33%

CTE Skills (Task) Grade – 33%

Throughout the school year, students will be evaluated at three different levels. The three levels of evaluation are described below.

1.Knowledge (Assignments) Grade:

A student’s cognitive knowledge about various topics will be evaluated and recorded by the instructor. Examples of knowledge activities that comprise this grading area would include:

A.    Lab or shop assignments

B.   Homework assignments

C.    Quizzes

D.    Tests

E.    Mid-term and/or final exams

F.     Projects

G.    Classroom assignments

H.    Journals

I.      Work Study assignment

J.     Research activities

The Knowledge grade range is based on the actual points earned divided by the total points available. During the grading period, a student will be given quizzes, tests, assignments and projects to complete. The total number of points able to be earned during any grading period is based on the number of activities assigned and the total points each activity is worth.

2.Work Ethics (Daily) Grade:

Each school day, every student receives a defaulted Work Ethic or daily grade of 0 to 10 based on his or her attendance. (See attendance chart for defaulted Work Ethic Grades.) Each school day, teachers will decide if the grade should remain as defaulted or if the grade should increase or decrease based on the following criteria:

A.    Communication Skills – Displays appropriate nonverbal (eye contact; body language) and verbal skills; contacts instructor to report problems; asks appropriate questions related to assignments; interacts appropriately with instructor and other students; listens to others and effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.

B.   Personal Appearance – Displays appropriate dress; grooming; hygiene; and etiquette; follows classroom and school-wide dress code policy.

C.    Ability to Accept and Learn from Criticism – appropriately handles criticism, conflicts, and complaints; learns from constructive criticism; adjusts and changes actions/behavior.

D.    Flexibility/Adaptability – manages multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities, adapts to changing conditions and work assignments.

E.    Work Ethic – Productive worker who exerts optimal effort in successfully completing tasks; has a willingness to learn and is self-motivated.

F.     Time Management – Manifests skill in prioritizing and management of time.

G.    Respect – Maintains appropriate relationships with teachers and peers; deals appropriately with cultural/racial diversity; does not engage in harassment of any kind in person or in written and oral communication.

H.    Positive Attitude – Energetic performer; shows passion for work, sunny disposition, and upbeat.

I.       Problem Solving – Has ability to find solutions to problems using creativity, reasoning, and past experiences along with available information and resources.

J.     Teamwork– Respects the rights of others; respects confidentiality; is a team worker; is cooperative; is assertive; displays a customer service attitude; seeks opportunities for continuous learning; demonstrates mannerly behavior in interactions with students and instructor.


·       Keeping track of student attendance is very important. All teachers are required to take attendance at the beginning of each session/class. Teachers cannot assign attendance as a duty to their appointed LTA, unless given permission to do so by administration.

·       Attendance must be complete by the time specified by administration. This time will be clearly stated at the beginning of the school year. Teachers will be required to mark students absent or present only. All other attendance changes will be completed by the attendance officer.

·       A student’s Work Ethic grade is defaulted to a certain score based on attendance. Below is a chart outlining the defaulted Work Ethic grade.

3.CTE Skills (Task) Grade:

The skill grade is comprised of the evaluation of shop or lab skills that students are assigned during each marking period. Skills can be assigned more than one marking period to show student progress and will be evaluated on a scale of 0 - 4 during each marking period they are assigned. Each rating will equate to a grade as shown in the skills rating chart below:

ONC BOCES CTE Skills Rating Chart










Performs skill independently 100% of the time with no mistakes, communicates skill well; demonstrates processes clearly.




Performs skill independently at least 90% of the time with no mistakes, communicates concept of skill well; demonstrates the processes clearly.




Performs skill independently most of the time with few mistakes; quickly recognizes and corrects mistakes; communicates concepts clearly.



Supervision Required

Can perform some important parts of the skill; additional training is required.



Below Entry Level

Unable to perform skill at entry level.


Skills Grade = Points Earned/Total Points Available

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