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MarylandFine Arts Education Instructional Tool Kit
All Fine Arts Content Areas Dance Music Theatre Visual Arts
Maryland Fine Arts Education
Developing Fine Arts Assessments
Integrating Fine Arts Across the Curriculum
Assessment Outcomes and Implications

Long-term Task Formats and Examples
Product  Performance  Extended Constructed Response
Curriculum Unit  Portfolio Assessment


Evidence of student learning may take a wide range of solo or collaborative forms including:

  • Oral presentations
  • Readings
  • Dramatic presentations (e.g., enactment of skits, scenes, improvisation)
  • Movement sequences
  • Dances
  • Demonstration
  • Recital (vocal or instrumental)

Task specifications for a performance requiring long-term work in any of the fine arts must include, but need not be limited to:

  • Performance options menu
  • Documentation requirements (e.g., processes engaged in, materials and resources used, assistance provided and by whom)
  • Guidelines on recommended or required supporting materials (e.g., notes, process logs, draft stage work, reflection, extension activities)
  • Logistical guidelines (e.g., gathering and storing supporting materials, delivery mode for assessment purposes)

View Example:

Dance Portfolio Assessment Task (PDF: 285KB)

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