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Stephanie Davidson

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 8:36 PM - Permalink

Assessment is a subjective for several reasons. One, not all students are capable of understanding broad instructions. So, after instructions are given, such as "to produce an original digital image", more specifications will be introduced as needed and examples shown. When students are working, more instructions/suggestions may be needed. The outcome should be assessed as to what primary purposes or individual techniques used rather than the actual "wonderful" image produced.

Phyllis Kaupp Seas

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 6:47 PM - Permalink

To assess Creativity, is the project / activity results new, different, but relate-able to the objectives and parameters set forth?

Does the project / activity results show innovative thinking from a personal viewpoint ?

How did the project / activity results connect unrelated things in a fresh manner to show uniqueness?

Belinda Caulfield

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 1:40 PM - Permalink

I try to measure staff creativity with the following:

Engage - does your lesson/resource engage the learner?

Enrich - does your lesson/resource enrich the learners experience?

Inspire - does your lesson/resource inspire the learner to want to learn or even turn up for class?

Interact - does your lesson/resource encourage interaction from the learner and allow interaction with other learners?

Interesting - is the content interesting and enable creativity in the classroom?

Aaron Roberts

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 1:32 PM - Permalink

When we measure student creativity on a rubric, we use the following definition: Through extensive research & brainstorming, the student brings creates a project that is unique, innovative & original. Ideas are explored through uncommon imagery. The artwork is unique & highly personalized.

Then, we rate that definition with a score of zero through four. This varies from project to project, but here are the rubric qualifications for a zero through four in a logo unit that I do. Some of the definitions on here require scaffolding during instruction. Thus, some words may seem a bit strange out of context (such as "schema"):


Totally unique design. No letters or symbols are copied from existing logos or fonts. The logo goes beyond an illustration of interests & conveys the abstract values of the student. Visual clichés & schema are avoided.


May have some common imagery w/o much variation - may lack a symbol or lettering, may not be very personalized. May be too reliant on cliché or schematic symbol.


Schematic symbol w/ minimal addition or variation. Font may be overly simple w/ little or no personalization.


Little done to vary from existing symbols, schema, or typefaces.

Imelda Hernández

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 12:29 AM - Permalink

Medir el trabajo de los estudiantes a partir de criterios claros y específicos es una de las actividades más dificiles en la evaluación de un proceso creativo. La rúbrica representa la mejor alternativa para evaluar de una manera objetiva el trabajo desarrollado por el estudiante. Sin embargo para el profesor representa una labor más compleja porque la mayoría de las veces será necesario diseñar una rúbrica diferente para cada actividad.

Measuring student work from clear and specific criteria is one of the most difficult activities in the evaluation of a creative process. The asset represents the best alternative for an objective assessment of the work done by the student. However, for the teacher is a more complex task because most of the time will be necessary to design a separate heading for each activity.

marcia blanco

Posted on May 26, 2013 12:19 AM - Permalink

Where is this workshop on assessing creativity? I'm still at that tenuous and subjective level of knowing it when I see it, but it's tough to standardize. Where is this class?

Adobe Education

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 5:22 AM - Permalink

Hi Marcia,

It's a workshop in the Professional Development section of the Exchange. I linked it here and it's also linked above. You can start it anytime. There's also another workshop called Exploring Creativity in Today's Classrooms.


~Adobe Education