The newly created Arts Administration and Assessment track being offered in 2013 by the Tennessee Arts Academy is open to school administrators, arts supervisors and arts teachers. The sessions will concentrate on various components of the recently implemented Tennessee fine arts assessment portfolio. Additional topics to be explored include common core and the arts, effective assessment strategies, and arts advocacy.
Instructor Dru Davison will share information with participants regarding teacher-constructed student growth artifacts in the areas of Perform, Create, Respond, and Connect. This new system, once officially adopted at the local district level, gives arts teachers a valuable alternative for the student growth portion of their overall yearly evaluation. Participants will receive additional information about the ways artifacts are collected using purposeful sampling and the way these artifacts are to be evaluated by a peer review process. Panels of teachers in different fields of the arts who have completed the portfolio process will share their knowledge with participants. Additional panels and break-out sessions on a host of related topics will be offered.
Arts Administration and Assessment participants will attend all interludes, performances, musings, and special events. TASL credit, pending TDOE approval, will be offered for administrators who attend these sessions.