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ERIC Number: EJ834611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
A Powerful Conversation: Teachers and Artists Collaborate in Performance-Based Assessment
Oreck, Barry A.
Teaching Artist Journal, v3 n4 p220-227 Feb 2005
After many years of hearing teachers express surprise at their students' performance in arts classes, ArtsConnection set out to create a process that would help define and focus attention on artistic abilities and characteristics and bring further value and legitimacy to artists' views of children. The result is the Talent Assessment Process in Dance, Music, and Theater (D/M/T TAP), a five-session process conducted by teaching artists in collaboration with classroom teachers. D/M/T TAP was originally developed and tested in ten New York City public elementary schools and has since been adapted and applied in schools in Ohio and other parts of the country. In this article, the author briefly summarizes the main features of the assessment process and then discusses the professional development for artists. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A