Common Core and Arts Integration Assessment Rubric

By | 2018-04-11T07:07:48+00:00 September 21st, 2012|

To finish up our assessment series this week, we are providing you with a fantastic new assessment rubric tool that you can use in your classroom today.  Best of all, it’s completely aligned with the new PARCC draft writing rubric for grades 4-5.  The writing standards and rubrics provide all of us with such a natural way to weave into Common Core as artists because we ask our students to produce compositions based upon the skills and processes we teach.  The writing standards showcase this, and the rubric was simple to translate into an Arts Integrated model.  Take a look:



And of course, here’s the downloadable PDF version of the rubric for you to use!

Finally, we have a major announcement today…

I am putting the finishing touches on our next course for relevant, innovative Arts Integrated practice.  This new online class, assessment for makers, will be totally focused on Arts Integration and STEAM Assessment that is aligned to the Standards.  Today’s post takes a small peek at what this newest edition of our instructional collection of resources contains.  This course contains ready-made assessments (in a variety of both formative and summative pieces), explanations for authentically using these assessments. Along with, how to align your current assessment practices with the new standards developed for Common Core practices.  I feel thrilled to develop this and look forward to sharing so many more resources with all of you!

Susan Riley is the founder and President of She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and Arts and the Common Core.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter.

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  1. Jen Kauffman September 21, 2012 at 8:10 am - Reply

    This is sooooo awesome! I can’t wait to share with my ELA people! They are having great results exploring teaching instruction through AI. Thanks once again for sharing with all of us.

  2. Wendi Bushehry September 21, 2012 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Will there be one/rubric for the younger grades?

    • Susan Riley September 21, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

      Yes – it’s coming in the assessment resource at the end of the fall!

  3. Fran Hansell February 16, 2015 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Integrating the Arts and Common Core State Standards … truly an interdisciplinary focus that is meaningful to all …

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