The Study Design and Methodology
Chapter 3 outlined the character of expressive learning and its assessment. This chapter will provide the reader with a basic understanding of the assessment training institutes, including the goals and activities of the project. The discussion will center on the design and methodology used by the researchers and the local considerations that made each site unique. Influences of content standards assessment practices, performance tasks, and scoring rubrics, including their links to artistic and cognitive development stages, are reported. Also to be discussed is the portfolio scoring process and the lesson plans used to implement the assessment model.