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ERIC Number: EJ787905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 33
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Validity, Reliability, and Equity Issues in an Observational Talent Assessment Process in the Performing Arts
Oreck, Barry A.; Owen, Steven V.; Baum, Susan M.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v27 n1 p62-94 Fall 2003
The lack of valid, research-based methods to identify potential artistic talent hampers the inclusion of the arts in programs for the gifted and talented. The Talent Assessment Process in Dance, Music, and Theater (D/M/T TAP) was designed to identify potential performing arts talent in diverse populations, including bilingual and special education students and students who have had no prior formal arts instruction. Research results over 13 years in elementary schools in New York and Ohio provide evidence that creative and artistic potential can be assessed validly and equitably and that such assessments can offer a reliable prediction of success in rigorous arts instruction. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York; Ohio