MAEIA

The Michigan Arts Education Assessment and Instruction (MAEIA) project created a catalogue of 360 performance events and tasks to assess K-12 fine arts performance.  The assessments are curriculum-embedded and aligned to Michigan Standards and National Core Arts Standards, and can easily be adapted to meet student and classroom needs.  The voluntary assessments--one of the largest online catalogues in the nation—were developed and field-tested in Michigan classrooms for all grade levels (K-12) in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. Many of the assessments include scoring rubrics and student exemplars. Below is a sampling of assessments. Browse our full catalog at: https://maeia-artsednetwork.org/authentically-assess-your-arts-students/ or watch an introductory webinar to learn more about the assessments: https://vimeo.com/192060700/3d862465e9

 

History of the MAEIA Project

The MAEIA Project was developed by the Michigan Assessment Consortium (MAC) and Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in partnership with Michigan educators. MAEIA resources and tools help districts and schools strengthen their systems and advance arts as a core element of a public education.   

 

Visit https://maeia-artsednetwork.org/ to learn more about MAEIA.

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MAEIA Performance Assessment - A Fish Out of Water
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This is a dance performance assessment created by the Michigan Arts Education Assessment and Instruction project (MAEIA).

Students will create a dance phrase based on a specific animal living in a specific habitat. The student will then consider what adaptations the chosen animal would have to make if it was moved to a distinctly different habitat and create a variation based on the proposed adaptations. This task could be modified for use with third- and fourth-grade students by eliminating the variation.

This item has not been field-tested by Michigan teachers.

This performance assessment addresses the following standard(s):

Content Standard(s)

ART.D.II.EL.4 – Create a dance phrase, accurately repeat it, and then vary it making changes in the elements of dance: time, space, force, and energy.

ART.D.II.3.4 – Demonstrate the ability to make a movement sequence using the elements of time, space, and force.

ART.D.II.4.4 – Demonstrate the ability to design a movement sequence using factors of the elements of time, space, and force.

ART.D.II.5.4 – Create a dance phrase, accurately repeat it, and then vary it by making changes in the elements of dance: time, space, force, and energy.

Performance Standard
D.EL.C.1 – Students can create stationary, axial, and locomotor movement, apply level/tempo/dynamic change, and assemble movement based on literal and abstract concepts.

NCAS Anchor Standard
DA:Cr2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

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Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
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Author:
Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment
Date Added:
10/02/2020
MAEIA Performance Assessment – Action Verbs
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This is a theatre performance assessment created by the Michigan Arts Education Assessment and Instruction project (MAEIA).

Action Verbs:
Students will learn to create actions and scenes using action verbs. First they will perform individually, and then they will perform in small groups. Finally, each group will write a scene and perform it. All these activities will be based on the action verbs given to them.

All performances should be video recorded for later scoring. The student reflection is not scored but should be read by the teacher to inform the teacher about how each student was challenged by the process and learned from the experience.

This item has not been field-tested by Michigan teachers.

This performance assessment addresses the following standard(s):

Content Standard(s)
ART.T.I.MS.2 – In an ensemble, interact as the invented characters in improvised and scripted scenes.
ART.T.I.8.2 – Utilize role-playing and characterization skills to perform in ensemble scenes.

Performance Standard
TH.MS.P.2 – Demonstrate acting skills that reflect clear artistic choices.

NCAS Anchor Standard
TH:Pr5 – Develop and refine artistic technique and work for presentation

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Subject:
Performing Arts
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Assessment
Author:
Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment
Date Added:
10/02/2020
MAEIA Performance Assessment –  Audience Etiquette and Impact
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This is an arts performance assessment created by the Michigan Arts Education Assessment and Instruction project (MAEIA).

Audience Etiquette and Impact:
Students will work collaboratively to research audience etiquette and the impact of audience on a performer and their performance.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.

This performance assessment addresses the following standards:

Content Standard(s)
ART.T.III.HS.6 – Articulate and justify personal aesthetic criteria for critiquing dramatic texts and events that compare perceived artistic intent with the final aesthetic achievement.

Performance Standard
TH.HS.R.1 – Articulate how audiences impact a performance, and how individual audience members bring their own perspective and aesthetic criteria to bear upon their viewing experiences.

VPAA Guideline
R.4 – Experience, analyze, and reflect on the variety of meanings that can be derived from the results of the artistic/creative process.

NCAS Anchor Standard
TH:Re9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

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Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
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Author:
Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment
Date Added:
10/02/2020
MAEIA Performance Assessment - Choreography/Dance for Camera
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This is a dance performance assessment created by the Michigan Arts Education Assessment and Instruction project (MAEIA).

Choreography/Dance for Camera: Student will create, as a solo, a movement phrase that uses a specific choreographic device/structure.

This item has not been field-tested by Michigan teachers.

This performance assessment addresses the following standard(s):

Content Standard(s)
ART.D.II.HS.6 – Create a dance and revise it over time using multi-media equipment, such as slides, camera, video, and computers to articulate the reasons for artistic decisions and what was lost and gained by those decisions.

Performance Standard
C.1 – Students create solo and ensemble movement phrases and choreography, contribute choreography consistent in style and intent of performance theme, and craft thoughtful movement phrases and dances with a point of investigation and links to core content, technical acuity, and attention to space, time, and energy. Advanced students can create with technical rigor, stylistic nuance, and a sense of choreographic voice.

VPAA Guideline
P.2 – Demonstrate skillful use of appropriate vocabularies, tools, instruments, and technologies of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

NCAS Anchor Standard
DA:Cr2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

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Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
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Author:
Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment
Date Added:
10/02/2020
MAEIA Performance Assessment - Communicating an Idea
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This is a visual arts performance assessment created by the Michigan Arts Education Assessment and Instruction project (MAEIA).

Communicating an Idea:
Students will create a collage based on a theme of their choice from this list:
o Family
o School
o Hope
o Crisis
o Monsters

Note: Assessment may be adapted for digital collage.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.

This performance assessment addresses the following standard(s):

Content Standard(s):
ART.VA.I.HS.2 – Intentionally use art materials & tools when applying techniques & skills to communicate ideas.

Performance Standard(s):
P.1 – Students can intentionally select and apply materials and organizational principles to solve specific visual arts problems.

VPAA Guideline(s):
P.1 – Apply the techniques, elements, principles, intellectual methods, concepts, and functions of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline to communicate ideas, emotions, and experiences; address opportunities to improve daily life; and solve problems with insight, reason, and competence.

NCAS Anchor Standard(s):
VA:Cr2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

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Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
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Author:
Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment
Date Added:
11/25/2020
MAEIA Performance Assessment - Compose a Harmony Line
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This is a music performance assessment created by the Michigan Arts Education Assessment and Instruction project (MAEIA).

Compose a Harmony Line: Students will compose a harmonizing part for a four- to eight-measure excerpt from a piece of music being used in their music class. The teacher will carefully chose a four- to eight-measure excerpt for each instrument or voice from one of the songs being studied in the class.

The students will be given time in class to create a harmony line of equal length for their principal instrument. At the end of the class period, the teacher will collect their completed work. The following music class, they will perform their harmony parts while another student or the teacher performs the original melody. Audio or video recording may be used for further reference in the project.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.

This performance assessment addresses the following standards:

Content Standard(s)
ART.M.II.HS.4 – Compose music in several different styles, and demonstrate creativity in using elements of music for expressive effect.

Performance Standard(s)
M.HS.C.1 – Demonstrate an appropriate level of musical understanding through interpretive decisions made when composing, improvising or arranging music.

VPAA Guideline(s)
C.3 – Understand, recognize, and use the elements, organizational principles, patterns, relationships, techniques, skills, and applications of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

NCAS Anchor Standard(s)
MU:Cr1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
MU:Cr3 – Refine and complete artistic work.

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Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
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Author:
Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment
Date Added:
10/02/2020
MAEIA Performance Assessment - Create a Different Melodic Pattern
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This is a music performance assessment created by the Michigan Arts Education Assessment and Instruction project (MAEIA).

Create a Different Melodic Pattern:
During the song “Six Little Ducks,” students will create a melodic phrase in response to an antecedent phrase that was performed by the teacher. Students will reflect on their performance by giving a thumbs up, thumbs down, or thumbs sideways, and first-grade students will also reflect in one sentence on why they rated their performance thumbs up, thumbs down, or thumbs sideways. The performances of students will be video recorded. Their reflections will also be video recorded.

This assessment may be more successful if someone other than the teacher supervises the video recording of the performances. If this is not possible, the teacher should be careful to ensure that students who are performing stay in the video frame during the recording process.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.

This performance assessment addresses the following standard(s):

Content Standard(s)
M.II.K.2 – Create, through exploration, improvisation, and composition, an answer to a melodic question.

Performance Standard
M.EL.C.1 – Create a melodic line (e.g., a consequent phrase to an antecedent phrase, melodic line within a harmonic structure, or extending a melodic idea) using their understanding of the elements of music to inform their creative decision-making.

NCAS Anchor Standard
MU:Cr1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
MU:Cr3 – Refine and complete artistic work.

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Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment
Date Added:
10/02/2020
MAEIA Performance Assessment - Drawing Your Favorite Weekend Activity
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This is an arts performance assessment created by the Michigan Arts Education Assessment and Instruction project (MAEIA).

Drawing Your Favorite Weekend Activity: Students will use pencils and crayons to create an illustration of their favorite weekend activity from personal experience. They should fill the majority of the page, using a variety of color and incorporating details of the activity into the drawing.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.

This performance assessment addresses the following standard(s):
Content Standard(s)
ART.VA.III.EL.5 – Understand how personal experiences can influence the development of artwork.
ART.VA.III.K.5 – Illustrate a personal experience.

Performance Standard
VA.EL.R1 – Students can analyze, describe, and connect how art is made and the purpose it serves across disciplines and life.

NCAS Anchor Standard
VA:Cn10 – Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

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Subject:
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment
Date Added:
10/01/2020