Date Approved

5-6-1997

Embargo Period

8-24-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Subject Matter Teaching: Art

Department

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Levinowitz, Lili M.

Subject(s)

Chapman's Element in Art Test; Clark's Drawing Ability Test; Art--Study and teaching (Elementary)

Disciplines

Art Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to create and investigate the psychometric properties of a tool which evaluated fourth and fifth grade student's performance in the visual arts.

The subjects for the study included 104 fourth and fifth graders from a public elementary and middle school in southern New Jersey, comprising students from a diverse socioeconomic background and ethnicity.

The scores for the Chapman's Element in Art Test and the Clark's Drawing Ability Test were compared. Pearson product moment correlations were computed among the data for both tests. On the basis of the correlation acquired from the study, it may be concluded that the validity coefficient was between .666 and -.044 was near zero. More research is needed in the teacher made test to show validity in their student's visual art performance.

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Art Education Commons

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