The visual arts portion of the assessment measured students' ability to respond to and create visual art. Creating questions assessed students' ability to communicate in works of art, think of different solutions to visual problems, and generate ideas for and then create works of art and design. The average creating task score for visual arts was reported as the average percentage of the maximum possible score ranging from 0 to 100.
Average creating task score in NAEP visual arts at grade 8: 2008
Students’ performance on questions assessing the creating process in visual arts is presented as the average creating task score in this report. The creating task score for each creating question (task) is the sum of the percentage of students receiving full credit and a fraction of the percentage of students receiving partial credit. The individual scores are then averaged together to report an average creating task score for the entire set of the visual arts creating questions.
It is important to note that because music and visual arts are two distinct disciplines, results are reported separately and cannot be compared.
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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2008 Arts Assessment.