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Re: TAAS and "testing" in art

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PGStephens_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 15:41:53 PDT


In a message dated 10/10/00 9:40:30 AM Central Daylight Time, walkup@unt.edu
writes:

> The TAAS (Texas Assessment of Academic Skills)-formated exercises Pam was
> explaining were never intended as "tests" in the artroom, other than as a
> representation of students' understanding. We recommend their use as a
> vehicle for class discussion at the end of a lesson as a kind of review or
> closure (they only take a few minutes).

Nancy has stated this perhaps clearer than I did. The TAAS-formatted
materials were never intended as a final product, but rather as a way to
stimulate careful looking and thinking and discussion about art ... an
embedded assessment if you will.