CSET-ART

Discussion in 'Single Subject Tests' started by nasimi77, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. ProcessGirl

    ProcessGirl New Member

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    Got it. I have found this thread supportive, nonetheless, even if only to alleviate some of the test anxiety.
    Your answer is helpful, and makes sense. Thank you!
     
  2. Mcoit

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    Looking at the manual examples is what has me concerned! I was unsure if drawing and woodcut were too close, since both are on paper. I do also have some paper sculpture and an example of monotype with embroidery. Not sure if these are too similar too though, with the paper in common. I wish I wasn't overthinking this! I also wish I had the ability to work more 3D. That would certainly make it easier....
     
  3. TeacherGroupie

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    The paper's in common, yes, Mcoit, but surely the processes involved, and the problems that the artist must solve, differ radically. If your focus early in each response is on those differences, you should do fine. (Again: it's not awful to mention the similarities, but just don't begin there.)
     
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    Hi all! What books do you recommend to brush up on the elements and principles? I remembered reading Preble's Art Forms mentioned here but are there any others?
     
  5. LizCaffey

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    I just got my test results and passed both subtests! I am so relieved and happy. I did the best on the constructed response questions on subtest II I got ++++ on all of them! That was such a pleasant surprise. I know tests are dreaded but that part to me was fun so I am glad maxing out the allowed characters on those answers didn't hurt me. So if you pass you only get the + sign scores? I am trying to figure out if I barely passed or did well- I know you just need to pass it but I still like to know how I preformed.
     
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    Teacher Groupie and friends,

    I passed subset 2! I wanted to say thank you for this thread and all the advice and encouaragement! It really helped guide me to find study materials to pass! Yeah!
     
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  7. TeacherGroupie

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    Looks like you did very well on your constructed responses: ++++ across the board is quite impressive. (The scale runs from + (pretty dismal) to ++++ (pretty wow).) I'm delighted for you, and happily unsurprised.

    CSET doesn't report numerical scores for test passers, on grounds that specific test scores shouldn't be used in hiring decisions.
     
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    Yay, you, Art lover! Thanks for letting us know you passed!
     
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  9. BJ Athens

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    This is the BEST forum I could have found! I'm so lucky! Teacher Groupie ROCKS!!!

    I take both tests on 3/29... I'm not planning on passing but I'm studying my tush off, just in case!
    I have two questions for now:
    1. Can anyone tell me about the drawing portion of the test?
    2. I did not see any test dates available after March... Do they not test during summer?

    I currently teach Drawing and Painting at an alternative high school for kids who have been removed from their home high schools for one reason or another, and some kids are just out of jail/camp. I love, love LOVE my job but I will be moved to a middle school if I don't pass the CSET within the next 12 months. I think I am really good at making these kids enjoy art when they never have before and I do not want to leave!!!

    Thank you Teacher Groupie and everyone else! I feel like I am not in this alone!!!! :)
     
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  10. TeacherGroupie

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    What do you mean by "the drawing portion of the test"? Do you mean the constructed response for which the test taker is instructed to draw something, or the constructed responses that concern the test taker's submitted art portfolio?
     
  11. BJ Athens

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    Hi Teacher Groupie!
    I am referring to the constructed response for which the test taker is instructed to draw something. What type of thing do they want us to draw?

    Thanks for responding!
     
  12. TeacherGroupie

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    It's likely to vary, but the question runs to a combination of shapes that are individually fairly straightforward to draw if one knows what one is doing, and it will usually specify elements that the completed drawing should show (placement, shadowing, and the like). Think of this as art's answer to the CBEST essays: as long as the product reflects the prompt, there's a good deal of leeway.

    Given that you're teaching drawing and painting, I think you should do fine if you don't overthink this.
     
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    As for the test dates after March, the CSET testing year begins in August. I think you can expect to see a testing window beginning early in August 2018, and chances are good that next year's test schedules will be released soon.
     
  14. BJ Athens

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    Thank you so much!
     
  15. BJ Athens

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    Thank you for the advice! I can copy anything, and copy it well, but it's hard for me to see things in my head... I think I can manage shapes!!!
     
  16. Dasha

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    Hello,

    I just want to check if I would fit to the CSET' requirements with my portfolio.

    My Concentration:
    - Pencil Drawing

    My Breadth:
    - collage
    - installation art Does site-specific installation would satisfy the requirements?
    - digital photography I am going to submit: two combined images on one canvas as a diptych. Does it work? (or I should use only one image? )
     
  17. TeacherGroupie

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    I don't see why installation art wouldn't work for your portfolio.

    As for the diptych, I'm not sure what you mean by "one canvas". If the artwork works as a diptych, see if/how you can submit it as a single image; then make sure in the relevant breadth question(s) that you discuss it as a diptych.
     
  18. Dasha

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    Thank you!
     
  19. BJ Athens

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    Aug 14, 2018 at 11:44 AM

    Teacher Groupie! I need you!!!

    I passed Subtest 1 in March but have to retake Subtest 2 next week! I knew I wouldn't pass but came surprisingly close: 216/220! I am weak (++) in Creative Expression and Connections, Relationships, Applications. What do I study in order to do better!?!
     
  20. TeacherGroupie

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    Aug 14, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Hugs and hugs, BJ Athens.

    CSET Art Subtest II features 50 multiple-choice and four constructed-response questions. From the information you've given I can't tell whether your issues are in multiple choice or constructed response or both. Break things down a little more for me, and please supply the performance indicators (p, k, s, d, checkmark) for each of your constructed responses.
     

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