Art Pre and Post Test – Color Wheel Organization

Project Title: Art Pre and Post Test
Description: Students will complete an art pre and post test in order for the teacher to measure color wheel knowledge.
Author: Dayna Ensminger
Grade level or Target Age Range: Elementary Level, ages 5+

Historical Art Examples or References: Color wheel
Vocabulary: Color Wheel, rainbow, circle, order
Materials: Pre-made test paper with two circles and 6 slices on each labeled #1 and #2, pencils, crayons


1. Take a survey and ask students if they know about the color wheel.

2. Ask students to write their names and ages on the pre-made test papers with a pencil.

3. Students will be asked to locate the first wheel on their paper and count how many ‘slices’ there are. (6)

4. Using crayons, students should color in the first wheel in color wheel order as best as they can.

5. When finished, students are asked to wait until the rest of the class is complete so everyone can learn the color wheel together.

6. Teacher shows students a correct color wheel and asks the class to verbally say each color in order, starting with Red.

7. Students are asked to color in the second wheel correctly. Students will be reminded that it’s OK if they did not start with red, and it doesn’t matter where the colors are, just the specific order is important. It’s a wheel, it turns and goes around and around!

8. This test will allow the teacher to asses the students’ prior knowledge with the color wheel and compare it to their ability to follow directions and complete a correct color wheel on the second color wheel.


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