AMC GRADING: UNPACKED

In AMC, we focus on both the process and the product.  Instead of valuing work by whether or not something is “good,” or “attractive,” we look at the entire process behind a work.

An "A" Project

  • Total group cooperation (if working in a group).  All members participated throughout the process from beginning to end.
  • Project goals are interpreted creatively; end result is not the “first thing that comes to mind”.
  • Overall project was well done and proves you took the time to plan and rehearse/create.
  • Group/Individual takes extra care to work out ideas, correct flaws, and achieve the best possible solutions to assignment; student did not take easy way out and work is not careless or rushed.
  • Group/Individual gave effort far beyond the minimum required to complete project; took pride in going well beyond the requirement.

A "B" Project

  • Mostly cooperative group.  Most members worked together for most of the time.
  • Interprets the project goals in a creative way, but may have been the “first thing that came to mind”.
  • Overall project could have been rehearsed/polished more.  It seems like you made plans, but it just did not come together as well as it could.
  • Attempted to correct flaws, and achieve the best possible solutions to assignment, but ended up taking the easy way out and artwork is somewhat careless or rushed.
  • Group/individual put forth good effort and showed some pride in their work.

A "C" Project

  • Group showed some cooperation, but some members were lacking participation.
  • Not enough creativity in your interpretation of the project goals.
  • Overall project lacks rehearsal/work.  You should have used your time better.
  • Group/individual took the easy way out, creating a careless or rushed work.
  • Group/individual needed to manage their time better and show more effort or pride in their work.

A "D" Project

  • Group did not cooperate.  Appears only few member participated.
  • Little to no concern for creativity.
  • Overall project was lacking in organization and is clearly evident you were not prepared.
  • Group/individual took the easy way out, creating a careless or rushed work.
  • Group/individual needed to manage their time better and show more effort or pride in their work