Diplôme Supérieur d’Arts Appliqués Lyon

École Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués La Martinière Diderot


How to rethink school rating


By Marion Bellec




In the school context, each pupil has specificities which are generally not considered as worthy enough because they are most of the time reduced to norms and standards imposed by numbered rating. Such assessment generates comparison between the pupils and is also a tool for the teachers to classify them.

Through an experimental and prospective process, the BLOP project questioned a possible alternative to school assessment in primary school. Thanks to lively volume shapes, the project used a graphic lexis which was constantly evolving through the development and the blossoming of singular organic shapes recounting the evolution of the pupils all along their schooling. Nourished by the observations and the qualifications from the teachers, the shapes became avatars that pupils could appropriate and change during their studies.