Articles & Papers: Talent Assessment and Talent Development
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.
ABSTRACT: A summary of the research into the Talent Assessment Process in Dance (DTAP), Music (MTAP) and Theater (TTAP).
Introducing a field-tested approach to identify artistic ability and accurately assess student learning.
ABSTRACT: A personal memoir on a journey to discover the nature of artistry and artistic talent.
ABSTRACT: A summary of the results of a 3 year US Department of Education Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education grant.
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.
ABSTRACT: A Chapter from Champions of Change based on the National ResearchNational Research Center on the Gifted and Talentedmonograph.
ABSTRACT: Full results of the case study research summarized in Champions of Change