I got an email today informing me I have been selected as one of the participants in the Model Cornerstone Assessment benchmarking project being conducted by NAEA and NCCAS. It is a pilot project partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
This pilot project is intended to produce benchmark student work that aligns with the MCAs. Upon completion of this project, NAEA and NCCAS will provide art educators with benchmark examples of student artwork to use in developing assessment accuracy and consistency.
Below is the press release provided by the MCA project team. Of the 260 districts to apply, I am one of only 15 - 18 pilot sites to have been chosen for participation in the visual arts division. Follow the project website for progress of this program: http://nccas.wikispaces.com.
Press release article provided by NCCAS and NAEA, 2015
Take a look at this Artist PLC program proposal. I put this program together for the purposes of encouraging continued art making and reaping the benefits of a strong collaborative art community.
This Artist PLC will bring together diverse creative and artistic people from the area. It will be organized as a professional development PLC in which participants will grow personally and professionally.
The potential benefits of establishing this program are the strengthening of the artist community and the individual artists themselves. This growth comes from collective energies and a unified mission of the proposed group. These benefits are supported by research from DuFour (1998 & 2014), Foord & Haar (2008 & 2012) and Gillies (2007).
Artist PLC narrated presentation, 2014
-K - 12 Visual Arts Educator