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Photography and Digital Arts Master Rubric

CREATE
Planning

CREATE
Improvements

CREATE
Elements and
Principles

CREATE
Composition

CREATE
Materials

PRESENT
Risk-Taking

PRESENT
Artistry

RESPOND
Examine

RESPOND
Criteria

CONNECT
Contexts

CONNECT
Meaning

Exemplary

Proficient

Independently generate,
conceptualize, and organize
artistic ideas to innovatively
plan all aspects of the project

Independently generate and
organize artistic idea to
plan all aspects of the
project

Independently refine and
explore artistic ideas and
work to increase integrity
and make a better piece
Independently and
innovatively explored
elements and principles of
art while applying essential
skills and knowledge.

Independently refine
artistic ideas and work to
make a better piece
Independently explored
elements and principles
while applying essential
skills and knowledge

Independently and
innovatively organized a
thoughtful composition
through exploration of
principles of art.

Independently organized a
thoughtful composition
through exploration of
principles of art.

Independently and
innovatively explored and
analyzed art mediums.

Independently explored
and analyzed art mediums.

Independently and
innovatively demonstrated
the ability to explore risky
choices while synthesizing
skills and knowledge

Independently
demonstrated the ability to
explore risky choices while
synthesizing skills and
knowledge

Independently and
innovatively demonstrated
pride through careful
execution of the process and
handling of materials

Independently
demonstrated pride through
careful execution of the
process and handling of
materials

Independently interpret
intent and meaning in artistic
work to make an extensive,
thoughtful, and constructive
critique.

Independently interpret
intent and meaning in
artistic work to make a
thoughtful and constructive
critique

Independently, extensively,
and innovatively apply
standards and knowledge to
artistic work.

Independently apply
standards and knowledge to
artistic work.

Independently and
innovatively apply societal,
cultural, and historical
contexts to artistic ideas and
work.

Independently apply
societal, cultural, and
historical contexts to
artistic ideas and work.

Independently and
innovatively synthesize and
relate knowledge and
experience to artistic ideas
and work

Independently relates
knowledge and experience
to artistic ideas and work

Basic Proficiency
Generate and organize
artistic ideas to plan some
aspects of the project or
needed consistent teacher
assistance.
Emerging refinement of
artistic ideas and work or
needed consistent teacher
assistance.
Emerging exploration of
elements and principles
while applying essential
skills and knowledge or
needed consistent teacher
assistance.
Partially organized a
thoughtful composition
through exploration of
principles of art or needed
consistent teacher
assistance.
Partially explored art
mediums or needed
consistent teacher
assistance.
Demonstrated emerging
ability to explore risky
choices utilizing skills and
knowledge or needed
consistent teacher
assistance.
Demonstrated some care in
the execution of the
process and handling of
materials or needed
consistent teacher
assistance.
Interpret intent and
meaning in an artistic work
to make a constructive
critique or needed
consistent teacher
assistance.
Emerging application of
standards and knowledge to
artistic work or needed
consistent teacher
assistance.
Emerging application of
societal, cultural, and
historical contexts to
artistic ideas and work or
needed consistent teacher
assistance.
Emerging relation of
knowledge and experience
to artistic ideas and work or
needed consistent teacher
assistance.

Limited
Proficiency
Did not generate and
organize artistic ideas to
plan the project.

Did not refine artistic ideas
and work.
Did not demonstrate the
ability to explore elements
and principles in an artistic
creation.

Did not organize a
thoughtful composition
through exploration of
principles of art.

Did not safely explore art
mediums.

Did not demonstrate the
ability to explore risky
choices using skills and
knowledge.

Did not demonstrate pride
and careful execution of the
process and handling of
materials.

Did not interpret intent and
meaning of artistic work in
a constructive critique.

Did not apply standards
and knowledge to artistic
work.

Did not apply societal,
cultural, and historical
contexts to artistic ideas
and work.

Did not relate knowledge
and experience to artistic
ideas and work.

NM