Art is a project based class and only a few projects grades are entered each quarter. It is very important that students stay on task and get all the steps of the project done on time, since trying to catch up and do all the work right before it is due, is not possible to finished effectively. Each assignment does require a written "artist statement". This statement is about the art work created and requires the student demonstrate in writing both technical and creative understanding of each project.
If there is an empty space and no grade entered, it means that the the project has not been graded or entered in the grade book.
If there is a 0 for a grade it means that the student has been asked to turn in the work and has not done so.
If the score is low and the work is turned in on time, there is the possibility of increasing the score with additional work to demonstrate understanding if it is done on the students time, before or after school or during lunch. Depending on the work, the student might take the project home to work on it too. Only work turned in on time can be adjusted and brought up to a higher level of understanding and possible score increase, one week after the original assignment was due. The teacher is the person that will make the decision if the student may improve the grade based on demonstration of clear and genuine effort to meet all the requirements on time. If a student has not been managing their studio time appropriately, hurries up to finish on time, and then wants extra time to improve - this will not be acceptable.
Use the table above to understand what different scores, grades and IB criteria mean in relationship to each other.