ART GRADES: What Do They Mean?!
(2nd through 6th grade)
Unsatisfactory: You refused to participate and/or belligerently broke our art class rules.
Needs Improvement: You wasted class time*, did not follow directions, or made an inappropriate choice.
(Almost) Satisfactory: You completed the assignment, but your finished piece was messy or didn't demonstrate understanding of the concept.
Satisfactory: Congratulations! You did everything you were supposed to do, in exactly the way you were supposed to do it!
(More Than) Satisfactory: You had a great creative idea and/or your work was especially neat and pretty. You worked extra-hard on this piece.
Excellent: WOW! You amaze me! Your work is remarkably beautiful and especially creative. You went above and beyond the assignment and created a "masterpiece." (This doesn't happen very often, even to the best of artists. Be excited when it does, but don't worry if you don't get a "4" all the time.)
* Students are not penalized for unfinished projects if they are using class time wisely. Unfinished work will remain blank or might show as a “0” on Infinite Campus. Blank assignments and 0’s are NOT an indicator of a problem in art class.
Kindergarten and 1st grade have a different grading scale. See the grading scale description on your child's report card for more information.