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National Assessment Testing of the Arts

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meropi (meropi)
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 10:25:39 -0400


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Would you please offer your opinion concerning testing in the arts... I =
do understand the necessity of securing the arts as part of the =
recognized curriculum in public schools. That certified art teachers =
teach these classes. But is testing the only way to validate a subject =
matter that can defy evaluation. Yes, I must evaluate my students, =
yet, it troubles me that I must now teach for a test. Certainly some of =
the joy of creativity will be diminished when there is so much time =
spent on defining what art is. Those of you that have reservations =
please respond. =20

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Would you please offer your opinion = concerning=20 testing in the arts...  I do understand the necessity of securing = the arts=20 as part of the recognized curriculum in public schools.  That = certified art=20 teachers teach these classes.  But is testing the only way to = validate a=20 subject matter that can defy evaluation.   Yes, I must = evaluate my=20 students, yet, it troubles me that I must now teach for a test.  = Certainly=20 some of the joy of creativity will be diminished when there is so much = time=20 spent on defining what art is.  Those of you that have reservations = please=20 respond. 
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