May 23, 2016
Fourth-grade Emma C. Chase Elementary School student Noah
Scheuermann was the first elementary student from Monticello
Central School District (MCSD) to participate in the New
York State Art Teachers Association’s (NYSATA) Portfolio
Project on May 14.
According the NYSATA’s website, the Portfolio Project is an authentic assessment tool that provides students with the opportunity to participate in a meaningful review of their work. Students in grades four through 12 throughout the state are selected by their art teacher(s) to participate in the event.
Noah created a portfolio of five pieces of his work, an artist statement and a statement explaining what he created, how he created it and why he created it. Out of 24 total possible points, Noah scored a 23.5 and received a wealth of positive feedback from those who scored the portfolio, who were impressed by his level of aptitude at such a young age.
“This is an excellent achievement and we are so very proud of him,” Chase Elementary Principal Bill Frandino said.