Academic & Personal Behaviors:
Assessing Studio Habits of Mind
Research: Assessing Studio Habits of Mind
(Excerpted from Cultivated Common Ground by Andrea Kantrowitz, Marisol Cunnington, and Aline Hill-Ries. Copyright 2013)
The Studio Habits of Mind of Engaging and Persisting, Stretching and Exploring, Observing, Reflecting, and Envisioning (Hetland, Winner, Veenema, & Sheridan, 2007) were assessed by classroom teachers in treatment and control schools using the Studio Habits of Mind rubric and rating tool, a locally developed rubric designed collaboratively by project evaluators and STUDIO staff. The instrument was revised and finalized with the guidance of a committee of Studio Habits of Mind assessment developers, including Lois Hetland, one of the developers of the Studio Habits of Mind.
Treatment and control school classroom teachers used the Studio Habits of Mind rubric to assess students’ Studio Habits of Mind in each year of project implementation. Teachers were instructed to assess students based on the previous 30 days in the classroom. The rubric was completed by third-grade teachers in spring 2010, by fourth-grade teachers in fall 2010 and spring 2011, and by fifth-grade teachers in fall 2011 and spring 2012. Teachers rated each student on a five-point scale, where 1=Beginner and 5=Expert for each habit of mind. Studio Habits of Mind data collection rates for the treatment group ranged from 55% of students in spring 2012 to 87% of students in fall 2010; control group data collection rates ranged from 48% in spring 2010 and fall 2011 to 74% in fall 2010.
Habits of Mind Rubric