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Arts Assessment

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Marge Dickinson (dickinsonm)
Sat, 6 Jan 96 03:15:22 -0600 (CST)

Kathy asked me to post this to the whole net (I must be doing something
wrong - I thought I had) The question was: what good things come out of
assessment in the arts:

There are so many things: Teachers are tremendously stronger and
more confident. Administrators are sitting up and noticing (and spending
an equitable amount on the arts in comparison to the other disciplines);
parents are amazed that children and actually learning something in the
arts (I say this tongue in cheek but we have to realize that we are
fighting the image of 'fun' and 'time-filler' with parents). This is only the
beginning. Many teachers hated the process in the beginning but they
are beginning to see that if you are not part of the process, you have a
problem. It is nice to be one of the six FUNDAMENTAL learning areas
(the other: Sciences, Social Sciences, Language Arts, Mathematics and
Physical Development/Health). We are now revising to align with the national

Hope this helps.

>I'd be interested in knowing what you thought some of the good things
>were that came out of the assessment process....

Marge Dickinson
Galva, IL
e-mail: dickinsonm
phone: 309-932-2880
fax: 309-932-8207