I have definitely learned a bit about writing my SLOs for next year. One thing I learned is that I think it may be more realistic to set individual goals for each student, and then state that 80% of the students will reach their goal. I also realized that I need to make sure I take the time to clip together each individual pre- and post-assessment. I didn't have time to do that before I swapped with the other art teacher, and she did not take the time to go back and look for the pre-assessments to make a comparison to. Therefore, some of her scores were probably a little lower than what I would have given the students.
In the end, I'm not worried about how these SLOs will affect my final score for APPR. Since I had to do 4 SLOs (and other teachers only had to do 1 or 2), mine will all be weighted differently for that portion of my score. And also... this is just a test year for our district! I've learned from my mistakes and now I can fix them in order to succeed better next year!
So, without further ado, here are some of the examples of the pre- and post-assessments from 1st grade. Students had to do a 6-square drawing test. They had 5 minutes for each square to draw the subject given, show good craftsmanship and a good composition (meaning, have a horizon line, sky colored to the ground, good details, fill the square, etc.). Students had to draw a rainbow, a fuzzy dog, a flower, a tree, their family and anything. These were a little hard to grade using a 24-point rubric (4 points per square) so I think if I use this assessment next year, I will make more of a checklist for the drawings (i.e. a check if the dog looks fuzzy, a check if their is a horizon line, a check if the sky is colored all the way down to the ground, etc.).