New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
May 1996

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Visual And Performing Arts Standards And Progress Indicators
Standard 1.4:
All Students Will Demonstrate Knowledge of the Process of Critique.

Descriptive Statement: Art criticism assists in the development of critical thinking skills of observation, description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. Students engage in and evaluate multisensory learning experiences as both participants and observers. The process of critique helps students to develop a sense of aesthetics and leads to artistic and personal growth.

Cumulative Progress Indicators

At all grade levels, students:

1.

Explain the criteria by which they evaluate the quality of their work and the work of others.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 8, students:

2.

Offer constructive critique in the evaluation of their own and others' work in dance, music, theater, or visual arts.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 12, students:

3.

Evaluate and interpret works of art orally and in writing, using appropriate terminology.

 

 

 

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