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Topic: Evaluation and interpretation of art 

Visual Arts

 Standard 2.  Knows how to use structures (e.g., sensory qualities, organizational principles, expressive features) and functions of art
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands what makes various organizational structures effective (or ineffective) in the communication of ideas
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands what makes various organizational structures effective in the communication of ideas
     2.Understands what makes various organizational structures ineffective in the communication of ideas
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the effectiveness of various artworks in terms of organizational structures and functions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the effectiveness of various artworks in terms of organizational structures
     2.Understands the effectiveness of various artworks in terms of function
 Standard 5.  Understands the characteristics and merits of one's own artwork and the artwork of others
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 1.Discusses and evaluates the intentions and meanings of his or her own artwork and the work of others
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Tells what they like about their artwork
     2.Tells what they like about the artwork of others
     3.Talks about the meaning of their artwork
     4.Talks about the meaning of others’ artwork
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 3.Understands that specific artworks can elicit different responses
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the people can respond differently to the same work of art
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Distinguishes among multiple purposes for creating works of art
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that a work of art can have more than one purpose
     2.Knows how to distinguish among multiple purposes of art
   Benchmark 2.Understands possible contemporary and historic meanings in specific artworks
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands possible contemporary meanings in specific artworks
     2.Understands possible historic meanings in specific artworks
   Benchmark 3.Understands how one’s own artworks, as well as artworks from various eras and cultures, may elicit a variety of responses
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how one’s own artwork may elicit a variety of responses
     2.Understands how artwork from various eras may elicit a variety of responses
     3.Understands how artwork from various cultures may elicit a variety of responses
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands how various interpretations can be used to understand and evaluate works of visual art
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how various interpretations can be used to understand works of visual art

Arts and Communication

 Standard 2.  Knows and applies appropriate criteria to arts and communication products
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows and use the terminology of evaluation to make judgements about different art forms (e.g., musical and theatrical performances, works of art)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the terminology of evaluation to make judgments about different art forms
     2.Uses the terminology of evaluation to make judgments about different art forms
     3.Knows and uses terminology of evaluation to make judgments about musical performances
     4.Knows and uses terminology of evaluation to make judgments about theatrical performances
     5.Knows and uses terminology of evaluation to make judgments about works of art
   Benchmark 2.Understands the process of critiquing one’s own work and the work of others (e.g., making choices, forming judgments, expressing preferences based on personal and art criticism criteria)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the process of critiquing one’s own work
     2.Understands the process of critiquing the work of others
     3.Understands the role of making choices in the process of critiquing one’s own work and the work of others
     4.Understands the role of forming judgments in the process of critiquing one’s own work and the work of others
     5.Understands the role of expressing preferences based on personal criteria in the process of critiquing one’s own work and the work of others
     6.Understands the role of expressing preferences based on art criticism criteria in the process of critiquing one’s own work and the work of others
   Benchmark 7.Uses criteria and judgment to determine the differences between the artist’s intent and public interpretation
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses criteria to determine the differences between the artist’s intent and public interpretation
     2.Uses judgment to determine the differences between the artist’s intent and public interpretation
   Benchmark 8.Critiques art works in terms of the historical and cultural context in which they were created (e.g., critiquing the musical compositions of Mozart in terms of other musical compositions of the Classic era)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Critiques art works in terms of the historical context in which they were created
     2.Critiques art works in terms of the cultural context in which they were created
     3.Critiques the musical compositions of Mozart in terms of other musical compositions of the Classic era
 Standard 3.  Uses critical and creative thinking in various arts and communication settings
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 7.Understands how personal experience can influence interpretations of different art forms
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the ways that personal experience may influence interpretations of different art forms