Studio challenges students to think critically and be creative. We support our critical thinking and creativity through the creation of innovative solutions and products.
We focus on the processand reflection of students' learning.
Percentage and Explanation of the evaluation may vary according to student achievements in Letter Grade the four different criteria and in the scope of each work completed by each student.
A+ 95 or 100 Outstanding - Conclusions complex, skills varied, knowledge extensive, achievement beyond grade level expectation in multiple areas for the products in the folder and some excellent work (see below) and some good work. Beyond Grade Level Achievement.
A 86 or 90 Excellent – Consistently high quality complex conclusions, craft and creativity, comprehension, core knowledge, and coordination, or one outstanding work and some good work. Beyond Grade Level Achievement.
B 75 or 80 Good or Very Good -Met the criteria for the four categories consistently in the products for the term. The learning is obvious in knowledge, the conclusions are deep and clear, the craft and design elements are interesting, and the work is organized to prove points well.
C+ 70 Okay to Good – Perhaps not enough product, even though perhaps one satisfies concluding, organizational, creative, and research criteria, there may not be enough, or the products are too simple and not enough time spent researching, organizing, or creatively crafting the work to reveal a complex solution.
C 60 or 65 Okay – Some small products or products typically do not show depth in knowledge or understanding, little craft or organization, or are mundane and unimaginative.
C- 50 or 55 Not good – products in the folder are of minimal complexity, depth, craft, knowledge, or organization. The student has not strived for much and has achieved little.
I –less than 50 Incomplete – Not enough in the folder to merit a passing grade; rough work is all there is and there is too little of that, too, in the rough folder. Little attempt made to finish work to be evaluated for this course.
F –Failed course (Only at end of year) The student has consistently failed to produce products that showcase the development of skills, knowledge, or attitude in the four criteria of: Problem-solving/concluding/thinking, research/knowledge use, organization of people and data, or crafting or using creativity or innovation to display or demonstrate the conclusions.
Studio Components of Evaluation
Thinking/Conclusions/Connections - the primary goal of any project should be to critically analyze, personally reflect, intellectually synthesize, construct or create as a theme, connect, solve, or conclude about a specific complex human or artistic issue, problem, or topic. The conclusion should be the focus of an English project/product. Conclusions are evaluated for depth, clarity, logic, and truth or accuracy. Research/Knowledge - research skills, knowledge use, technical jargon, and other skills related to data collection and data use should have sufficient volume, accuracy, sophistication, and focus or arrangement to logically support the conclusions, connections, themes, or thoughts.
Organization/Flow of Data and People – Is the product presented in manner/format that is articulate and coherent? Consider: the flow, arrangement, or organization of the project; audience; organization of data and opinion.
Creativity/Design/Craft - Design, craft, innovation, wit, humour, poetic/literary devices, language potency, personal skill (song, voice, acting, or other) as it guides the audience to the conclusion, for its level of craft that may include complexity, its ability to highlight or focus the audience on the theme/topic/conclusions, its uniqueness, or other more specific jargon associated with the art form used to express the conclusion.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Each project that a student includes for evaluation should include a half-page reflection that includes self-evaluation of the components (above) plus an argument that explains what grade percentage and letter that a student deserves. Check the Evaluation (above) for grades offered.