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ISAT Fine Arts Performance Definitions


Grade 7

The following words are used throughout the performance-level definitions to indicate frequency of a student’s behaviors. They are defined here to provide more consistent interpretations of the definitions.

Consistently – almost always or always
Usually – more than half the time
Occasionally – less than half the time
Seldom or inconsistently – not very often, erratically applies skill, shows no discernible pattern

The descriptions of fine arts attributes assume that all students have a working knowledge of the language of the arts; that through creating and performing, students understand how works of art are produced; and that students have an understanding of the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.

bullet Exceeds Standards

Grade 7 students at the Exceeds Standards level consistently use the vocabulary of the arts, identifying sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities when describing or analyzing a work of art. They consistently compare and contrast the elements and principles in two or more art works that share similar themes and support their ideas with examples.

These students consistently select and use a variety of tools and processes in the creating and performing of works in one or more of the arts. They consistently compare and contrast a variety of artistic processes and ways modern technologies and traditional tools are used in the arts.

These students consistently apply the creative processes of problem solving, interpreting, improvising, constructing, and imagining or visualizing to communicate in the arts. They consistently demonstrate creativity and craftsmanship or skill in the performance and creation of one or more of the arts. They consistently evaluate and refine their own artistic work and the artistic work of others.

These students consistently identify and describe careers and occupations in and among the arts and how they contribute to the world of work. They consistently compare and contrast how the arts function in ceremony, technology, politics, communication and entertainment.

Students at the Exceeds Standards level consistently understand and describe how artists and their works shape culture and increase knowledge of societies, past and present. Students list significant artists and describe their contributions in two or more of the arts.

bullet Meets Standards

Grade 7 students at the Meets Standards level use the vocabulary of the arts, identifying sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities when describing or analyzing a work of art. They usually compare and contrast the elements and principles in two or more art works that share similar themes and support their ideas with examples.

These students usually select and use a variety of tools and processes in creating and performing works in one or more of the arts. They describe and analyze artistic processes and ways modern technologies and traditional tools are used in the arts.

These students usually apply the creative processes of problem solving, interpreting, improvising, constructing, and imagining or visualizing to communicate in the arts. They usually demonstrate creativity and craftsmanship or skill in the performance and creation of one or more of the arts. The usually evaluate and refine their own artistic work and the artistic work of others.

These students identify and describe careers and occupations in and among the arts and how they contribute to the world of work. They usually compare and contrast how the arts function in ceremony, technology, politics, communication and entertainment.

Grade 7 students at the Meets Standards level understand and describe how artists and their works shape culture and increase knowledge of societies, past and present.

bullet Below Standards

Grade 7 students at the Below Standards level occasionally use the vocabulary of the arts, identifying sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities when describing or analyzing a work of art. They occasionally compare and contrast the elements and principles in two or more art works that share similar themes and occasionally support their ideas with examples.

These students occasionally select and use a variety of tools and processes in the creating and performing of works in one or more of the arts. They occasionally describe artistic processes and ways modern technologies and traditional tools are used in the arts.

These students occasionally apply the creative processes of problem solving, interpreting, improvising, constructing, or imagining/visualizing to communicate in the arts. They demonstrate limited creativity and craftsmanship/skill in the performance and creation of one or more of the arts. The occasionally evaluate and refine their own artistic work and the artistic work of others.

These students occasionally identify and describe careers and occupations in and among the arts and how they contribute to the world of work. They occasionally compare how the arts function in ceremony, technology, politics, communication, and entertainment.

Students at the Below Standards level show limited understanding of how artists and their works shape culture and increase knowledge of societies, past and present.

bullet Academic Warning

Grade 7 students at the Academic Warning level seldom use the vocabulary of the arts, identifying sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities when describing or analyzing a work of art. They inconsistently compare the elements and principles in two or more art works that share similar themes and rarely support their ideas with examples.

These students inconsistently demonstrate the ability to select and use a variety of tools and processes in creating and performing works in one or more of the arts. They are seldom able to describe artistic processes and ways modern technologies and traditional tools are used in the arts.

Students at the Academic Warning level inconsistently apply the creative processes of problem solving, interpreting, improvising, constructing, and imagining or visualizing to communicate in the arts. They demonstrate a very limited degree of creativity and craftsmanship or skill in the performance and creation of one or more of the arts. The seldom evaluate and refine their own artistic work and the artistic work of others.

Students at the Academic Warning level inconsistently identify and describe careers and occupations in and among the arts and how they contribute to the world of work. They inconsistently compare how the arts function in ceremony, technology, politics, communication, and entertainment.

Students at the Academic Warning level demonstrate a very limited understanding of how artists and their works shape culture and increase knowledge of societies, past and present.

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