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Document Number: 5292

Envisioning Arts Assessment: A Process Guide for Assessing Arts Education in School Districts and States - This guide provides a step-by-step plan to help states and school districts design and establish their own arts assessments. Part One of the report briefly addresses the history, theory, and values surrounding the assessment movement. The authors stress that, particularly with the rise of the standards-based movement, establishing arts education assessments will help to increase instruction time for the arts. Part Two outlines specific plans and action steps necessary for creating and implementing an assessment program. The authors break the process down into three phases, including: Plan and Clarify, Develop and Generate, and Implement and Model. Finally, the guide includes a complete assessment as an example. (Nancy Pistone, the Arts Education Partnership and the Council of Chief State School Officers, 2002) ...

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