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Crafting and Refining the Monologue: High School Proficient Model Cornerstone Assessment

Crafting and Refining the Monologue Model Cornerstone Assessment

Title: Crafting and Refining the Monologue
Grade Level: High School Proficient 
Author: Ben Hodge 
Artistic Processes: Creating, Performing, Responding

Task Description: Students will select a monologue from one of the pre-selected choices. They will engage in script scoring by making choices about the monologue they have selected and work to prepare for two separate performances (Baseline and Summative). The students will then present their monologue for the class and teacher in a collaborative setting.

Evidence of Student Learning Collected: Student performance

MCAs model effective assessment practice and demonstrate that standards-based teaching in the arts is specific rigorous by sharing a glimpse into an individual 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.   

Click here to View the full MCA as a guide for re-creating this unit and assessment customized for your classroom. 

This model cornerstone assessment was created and piloted during the 2020-2021 school year, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Assessment Tools

Research tells us that when students participate in the creation of a rubric they engage in higher order thinking and take more ownership for their learning. Use the template and guidance below to create the unit rubric with your students.

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Additional Tools and Resources

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  • HS-I Crafting and Refining the Monologue Model Cornerstone Assessment
    Access the full Crafting and Refining the Monologue MCA unit for High School Proficient students.
  • Crafting and Refining the Monologue Rubric Template
    Use the template and guidance below to create the unit rubric with your students.

Illustrating the Process: Samples of Student Work

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