About Model Cornerstone Assessments
MCAs model effective assessment practice and demonstrate that standards-based teaching in the arts is specific and, rigorous, by sharing a glimpse into one teacher's classroom. The MCAs on this website come packaged with a suggested strategy for assessing student learning, types of evidence to collect, model rubrics, and samples of student work demonstrating their process and learning. The samples of student work illustrate the unit in action by providing a snapshot of a moment in time showing student response to instruction.
The following Model Cornerstone Assessments were created and piloted during the 2020-2021 school year, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.