Articles & Papers: Talent Assessment and Talent Development

Oreck, Owen & Baum, (2003). Validity, Reliability, and Equity Issues in an Observational Talent Assessment Process in the Performing Arts. Journal for the Education of the Gifted. Vol. 27, No. 1, 2003, pp. 62–94.

Abstract: The lack of valid, research-based methods to identify potential artistic talent hampers the inclusion of the arts in programs for the gifted and talented. The Talent Assessment Process in Dance, Music, and Theater (D/M/T TAP) was designed to identify potential performing arts talent in diverse populations, including bilingual and special education students and students who have had no prior formal arts instruction. Research results over 13 years in elementary schools in New York and Ohio provide evidence that creative and artistic potential can be assessed validly and equitably and that such assessments can offer a reliable prediction of success in rigorous arts instruction.

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Oreck, B. (2001). The Talent assessment process in dance, music and theater (D/M/T TAP): New research on the assessment and identification of talent in young people

ABSTRACT: A summary of the research into the Talent Assessment Process in Dance (DTAP), Music (MTAP) and Theater (TTAP).

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Oreck, B. (2005). A powerful conversation: Teachers and artists collaborate in performance-based assessment. Teaching Artist Journal, 3 (4), 220-227.

Introducing a field-tested approach to identify artistic ability and accurately assess student learning.

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Oreck, B. (2013). Looking for Artistry. In Organic Creativity Edited by Jane Piirto, published by Prufrock Press.

ABSTRACT: A personal memoir on a journey to discover the nature of artistry and artistic talent.

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Oreck, B. (2004). Project Start ID: Statewide Arts Talent Identification and Development: Assessment and Identification Results. Ohio Alliance for Arts Education.

ABSTRACT: A summary of the results of a 3 year US Department of Education Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education grant.

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Oreck, B. (2004). The Role of Classroom Teachers in Identifying and Nurturing Students' Artistic Abilities. Ohio Alliance for Arts Education.

ABSTRACT: Classroom teacher are a key participant in the Talent Assessment Process in Dance, Music and Theater (D/M/T TAP). Teacher rarely have the opportunity to see their students engaged in the arts. Careful observarvation of arts classes can help them appreciate strengths they may not have been aware of and consider ways to help students utilize those abilities in the classroom.

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Oreck, B., Baum, S. & McCartney, H. (1999). Artistic talent development for urban youth: The promise and the challenge. Champions of Change: The impact of the arts on learning. The Arts Education Partnership, Washington, D.C.1999.

ABSTRACT: A Chapter from Champions of Change based on the National ResearchNational Research Center on the Gifted and Talentedmonograph.

Oreck, B., Baum, S. & McCartney, H. (2000). Artistic talent development for urban youth: The promise and the challenge. Research Monograph for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

ABSTRACT: Full results of the case study research summarized in Champions of Change

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