Part of their exam was multiple choice, true and false, and matching questions on Moodle. They were asked about color, materials, and artists that we had learned about over the year. In most cases there was a huge gain from pre to post test. One student went from a 40% on the pre test to a 95% on the post, which was one of the biggest gains. In addition to this more traditional method of testing, students created a doodle bomb of the skills they learned this semester as well as a critique of me and the content of the class.
When asked what should change for next year, many students said they would like more choice on projects and the materials they use. Others did not like doing so many things electronically and some said that there should be more skype interviews with artists and field trip opportunities. When asked what should stay the same, 8th grade students predominantly said the Monster project was their favorite and 7th grade really loved doing the Animations. This feedback will give me a lot to think about over the summer when planning for next fall.